About the UPMC Center for Atrial Fibrillation
The Center for Atrial Fibrillation is the first center of its kind in western Pennsylvania established to further the study and treatment of atrial fibrillation and to educate patients and their families about the condition.
As part of the Heart and Vascular Institute, we're a group of cardiologists, surgeons, and nurses committed to both excellence in patient care and leadership in patient education.
Every one of us is dedicated to applying the latest atrial fibrillation research and knowledge to provide the safest, most effective options in patient care. It is with this knowledge that we discover atrial fibrillation causes and consequences, and develop treatment options.
Our Goals at the Center for Atrial Fibrillation
Our main goals at the Center are to:
- Increase awareness of and screening for atrial fibrillation
- Reduce incidence of cardiac and cerebrovascular injury associated with this condition
- Educate patients about their health and options in the face of an atrial fibrillation diagnosis
Raising Awareness About Atrial Fibrillation
At the UPMC Center for Atrial Fibrillation we look to educate and advocate the “big picture” — that is, how to restore and protect good quality of life for people with atrial fibrillation.
Through screening, we hope to reach as many people with atrial fibrillation as possible so we can reduce their risk for stroke and other cardiovascular events.
Our Center works closely with:
- Primary care physicians to consider atrial fibrillation early in their diagnostic efforts
- Cardiology groups throughout the region and the country to share expert advice and insight
- Colleagues to achieve optimal outcomes for people with atrial fibrillation
By raising public and professional awareness of this condition, we may be able to encourage earlier intervention and avoid the potentially debilitating consequences of atrial fibrillation.