Center for the Advanced Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation at Providence St. Vincent
Providence Heart and Vascular Institute’s Center for the Advanced Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation is a comprehensive center caring for patients with the most commonly diagnosed heart rhythm disorder.
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9205 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225
Cardiologists/Electrophysiologists providing care at the center include Blair D. Halperin, M.D.
and D. Randolph Jones, M.D.
; both doctors also see patients at Providence St. Vincent Heart Clinic - Heart Rhythm Consultants
Providence Heart and Vascular Institute's Center for the Advanced Treatment of Atrial Fibrilation is a comprehensive center caring for patients with the most commonly diagnosed heart rhythm disorder.
What is atrial fibrillation?
is an arrhythmia, or heartbeat abnormality. It occurs when multiple abnormal electrical impulses in the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) fire rapidly at the same time, causing the atria to quiver, or fibrillate.
Atrial fibrillation may interfere with the heart’s ability to fill with blood and pump normally. This, in turn, may prevent the body from receiving the necessary supply of blood and oxygen.
Atrial fibrillation affects more than 2 million Americans, and each year more than 150,000 people are newly diagnosed. It is the most common cause of stroke.