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 FAQs Coping with A-Fib: EPs

FAQs A-Fib afib1. “I like my Cardiologist, but he has not talked about me seeing an Electrophysiologist. Should I ask for a second opinion from another Cardiologist?”

Most definitely seek a second opinion about your atrial fibrillation and treatment options. But get a second opinion from an Electrophysiologist, rather than a cardiologist.

An Electrophysiologist is a cardiologist who specializes in heart rhythm problems (the electrical functions of the heart). In fact, it’s easy to find a local Electrophysiologist yourself. The website of the Heart Rhythm Society has a feature called Finding A Heart Rhythm Specialist. When you type in your U.S state and city, or country, the site gives you a list of Electrophysiologists in your area. However, not all Electrophysiologists specialize in A-Fib.

For an in-depth discussion about selecting an electrophysciologist and a step-by-step guide, see the A-Fib.com sections Finding the Right Doctor for You and Your A-Fib, Questions For Doctors and Directory of Doctors and Facilities. We offer many resources to help you select the right Electrophysiologist for you and your treatment goals.

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