Atrial Fibrillation Clinic
Our Atrial Fibrillation Clinic is one of the most advanced programs in the Southeast and the region’s first and only clinic dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib). Through the clinic we provide easier access to care, comprehensive treatment plans and advanced procedures available only at select hospitals.
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What is AFib?
AFib is the most common arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) affecting Americans. It is also the most overlooked. Diagnosing and treating the condition and its side effects requires the expertise of a trained specialist.
Board-certified electrophysiologists, specialized in heart rhythm disorders, administer our clinic. Each patient receives a care plan that is coordinated by a team of physicians, nurses and ancillary clinicians experienced in the care of patients with AFib.
AFib Nurse Navigator
Our AFib nurse navigator is a trained medical professional who helps to coordinate each patient’s care. The navigator provides education on each component of the treatment plan and address questions or concerns patients have. Our nurse navigator also keeps each patient’s referring physician updated on how the patient is doing and what the transition and future treatment plan should be.
Treatment Options for AFib Patients
Patients at our AFib Clinic have access to a number of advanced procedures for their AFib and the complications commonly associated with the condition:
- Blood clots
- Heart failure
Patients who are referred to the clinic receive an appointment within two weeks, we are able to get the evaluation process started quickly.
What it Means to be an Accredited Atrial Fibrillation Program
Our Heart & Vascular Center is accredited as an Atrial Fibrillation with EPS program by the American College of Cardiology - the highest level available for this type of program. Receiving care from an accredited atrial fibrillation program means you can be confident your care team has the experience, skillset and technology needed to successfully treat AFib.
To become an accredited program, the American College of Cardiology verifies expertise and commitment to quality patient care by reviewing a set of stringent criteria and doing a comprehensive review.
Key areas of expertise in the review:
- Emergency department integration with emergency medical services
- Emergency department assessment and treatment of patients with AFib
- Risk stratification of AFib patients
- AFib discharge criteria by emergency department, observation services or inpatient stay
- AFib patient education in the emergency department, observation services and inpatient stay
- Personnel competencies and training and process improvement
- Organizational structure and commitment and AFib community outreach
- Our Atrial Fibrillation Center met these criteria due to our specialized, protocol-driven approach, improving patient outcomes and increasing community education.
As part of our increased focus on providing quality care for AFib patients, TMH has also home to the region's only AFib clinic dedicated solely to the diagnosis and treatment of the condition. The clinic provides easier access to care for persons who may be struggling with the disorder.
Call us at 850-431-AFIB (2342) or submit your questions and/or comments about this program through our contact form.