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Patient Resources

Looking for trusted information for yourself or a loved one? Wherever you are on your heart health journey, UpBeat is here to help you and your family get on the right track with expert-developed patient education resources, including videos and downloadable patient information sheets.

Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib)

Downloadable Patient Info Sheets

What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

Videos

What Is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)?


Atrial Fibrillation


Heart Rhythm TV "EP Explained:" What is AFib? [English]


Heart Rhythm TV "EP Explained:" What is AFib? [Spanish]


Heart Rhythm TV "EP Explained:" What is AFib? [Portuguese]

Videos

AF Catheter Ablation


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Videos

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy


Sudden Cardiac Arrest  (SCA) / Death (SCD)

Downloadable Patient Info Sheets

Sudden Cardiac Arrest / Death

Videos

EP Explained: Episode 3 -- What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)?

 

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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Heart Rhythm Disorders
Millions of people experience irregular or abnormal heartbeats, called arrhythmias, at some point in their lives. Most of the time, they are harmless and happen in healthy people free of heart disease. However, some abnormal heart rhythms can be serious or even deadly. Having other types of heart disease can also increase the risk of arrhythmias.
Pediatrics and Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)
This section is for pediatric patients and families living with heart rhythm disorders and heart rhythm disorders related to congenital heart disease (CHD).
Early Warning Signs
If you are experiencing a racing, pounding, rumbling or flopping feeling in your chest or if you have been fainting, having repeated dizzy spells, feeling lightheaded or you are extremely fatigued, it's time to see a doctor to discuss your heart health.
Common Treatments
Learning about the underlying cause of any heart rhythm disorder provides the basis for selecting the best treatment plan. Information and knowledge about care options, and their risks and benefits help you work with your health care provider to make the best choices.
Lifestyle
Since other heart disorders increase the risk of developing abnormal heart rhythms, lifestyle changes often are recommended. Living a “heart healthy” lifestyle can ease the symptoms experienced with heart rhythm disorders and other heart disorders, and can be beneficial to overall patient health.
The Normal Heart
The heart is a fist-sized muscle that pumps blood through the body 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without rest. The normal heart is made up of four parts: two atria on the top of the heart (right atrium and left atrium), and two ventricles (right ventricle and left ventricle) which are the muscular chambers on the bottom of the heart that provide the major power to pump blood.