Dr. Shukla discusses persistent atrial fibrillation.
A persistent atrial fibrillation is one step down the line for a paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Persistent atrial fibrillation is where the atrial fibrillation comes on, and we have to do some sort of therapeutic intervention to cause the atrial fibrillation to go away.
If we do not do anything, usually the atrial fibrillation continues. So some potential therapeutic options include medical therapy or electrical cardioversions that will get the patient out of the arrhythmia.
About Dr. Himanshu H. Shukla, M.D.:
Dr. Himanshu H. Shukla, M.D., specializes in treating heart rhythm disorders and is founder of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (CAI) dedicated to providing heart care customized to the individual. Dr. Shukla is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society, has completed training at Columbia University in New York City, the University of Missouri and the University of Oklahoma. He is recognized for numerous published articles on the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, and by the American Heart Association for Outstanding Research. Dr. Shukla’s community works include raising awareness of heart rhythm disorders, safety and prevention measures through speeches, training and counsel; and contributing external defibrillators to local public schools and other entities.