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Atrial Fibrillation Treatments

Atrial fibrillation is a complex disease that requires tailoring treatment to each patient’s unique needs. We use a team approach that unites the skills of nationally recognized cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, nurses and other specialists, who collaborate with your primary care physician or other referring health care provider.


Atrial fibrillation treatment falls into three categories:


During cardiac surgery, a blood clot is removed from the atria to reduce the risk of stroke. Please note: This video may be graphic in nature. There is no audio for this video. 

Contact Us Today

For more information regarding atrial fibrillation, please call the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 312-694-AFIB (2342) and ask to speak with one of our dedicated atrial fibrillation nurses. Jane Kruse and Mary Navarrete can provide information, answer questions and assist you with treatment options that best fit your needs. You can also request a first-time appointment online.

Clinical Trials and Quality Ratings

For more information regarding clinical trials related to atrial fibrillation, please visit the Clinical Trials Unit of Northwestern, send an email or call 312-926-4000.

Our quality ratings provide detailed information about data we have collected about our healthcare performance. View our quality ratings related to atrial fibrillation.

Last UpdateApril 18, 2013