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Melanie Shares Which Type Doctor Women Should See About Atrial Fibrillation (VIDEO)

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Mellanie explains which type of doctor a woman should seek out if she suspects she has atrial fibrillation.

Mellanie:
If you suspect that you have the symptoms of atrial fibrillation you need to see at least a cardiologist - a heart doctor, but even better, an electrophysiologist. That is a doctor that specializes in heart rhythms. You may possibly get diagnosed by a cardiologist who then refers you to an electrophysiologist.

The difference between a cardiologist and electrophysiologist is a cardiologist tends to deal a lot more with the plumbing of the heart, you know the things flowing through the blood vessels. And an electrophysiologist focuses more on the electricity and the electrical system of the heart and has additional training in irregular heartbeats and heart rhythm irregularities.

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