A-Fib Center

You've chosen a regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders.

Atrial fibrillation (A-Fib or AF) is a type of irregular heartbeat. It occurs when one or both of the upper chambers of the heart—called the atria—beat erratically. More than 2.3 million people in the united States have A-Fib.

A-Fib is the most common heart arrhythmia. Eight out of every 100 people over the age of 65 are diagnosed with A-Fib. Although it usually occurs in adults older than 60, younger adults can also develop A-Fib. You should know that A-Fib puts you at five times greater risk of a stroke. Our electrophysiologists (heart rhythm doctors) offer a complete A-Fib management center.

The goals of treatment for A-Fib are:

  • Return the heart to a normal rhythm
  • Control the heart rate
  • Prevent blood clots and strokes
  • Treat the cause(s) of A-Fib
  • Reduce the risk factors that may lead to A-Fib getting worse

Treatment options offered by The A-Fib Center include:

  • Medication therapy
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter ablation
  • Surgical ablation
  • Watchman™

 

Meet the A-Fib Center Doctors & Staff

Henderson Heart Group Building

Nathan J. Reed, MD

Nathan J. Reed, MD
Electrophysiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2009
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Medical Office Building 3, Deaconess Gateway

Christine R. Gest, MD, FACC

Christine R. Gest, MD, FACC
Electrophysiologist
Heart Group Physician since 1993
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Chandra Kumbar, MD, MBA, FACC, FHRS

Chandra Kumbar, MD, MBA, FACC, FHRS
Electrophysiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2003
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Nathan J. Reed, MD

Nathan J. Reed, MD
Electrophysiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2009
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Dominic C. Cefali, MD

Dominic C. Cefali, MD, PhD
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Heart Group Physician since 1999
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Lee S. Wagmeister, MD

Lee S. Wagmeister, MD
Cardiovascular Surgeon
Heart Group Physician since 2000
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