Atrial fibrillation is a condition that causes irregular and often rapid heart-rate. It occurs when the two upper chambers of the heart experience chaotic electrical signals. The heart rate in atrial fibrillation may range from 100 to 175 beats a minute which can also be fatal in some cases.
The treatment of Atrial Fibrillation includes include drugs such as Calcium Channel Blockers, Anticoagulants, etc, electrical shock (cardioversion) and minimally invasive surgeries. Specialist use a range of techniques for detecting atrial fibrillation, an Electrocardiogram (ECG) is performed, which uses small sensors (electrodes) attached to the chest and arms to sense and record electrical signals as they travel through the heart.