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The Center for Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affects more than three million people in the United States and is projected to affect 15 million by 2050. It not only affects a person’s quality of life and cardiac status but also causes approximately 15 percent of all strokes.

The Center for Atrial Fibrillation is comprised of a team of electrophysiologists, surgeons and imaging specialists and allows for a multidisciplinary tailored approach to a patient’s atrial fibrillation. The medical team is complemented by the latest technology and a research staff to ensure cutting-edge solutions.

The treatment of atrial fibrillation has become increasingly complex, and options may include:

  • Medications
  • Medically supervised drug administration
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter or surgical ablation
  • Pacemaker implantation

Dipak Shah, MD

The Center for Atrial Fibrillation is under the direction of Dipak Shah, MD, board-certified in cardiology and internal medicine. Dr. Shah completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University in biomedical engineering and his medical school, residency and cardiovascular and electrophysiology fellowships at the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society, the leading professional group representing the allied specialties of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology.

Appointments for the Center for Atrial Fibrillation at the Providence Heart Institute in Southfield may be scheduled by calling 248-849-2000.


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