Duke Center for Atrial Fibrillation (DCAF) is a patient care unit that offers optimal, state-of-the-art care to patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation.
Physicians in the DCAF include general cardiologists, clinical cardiac electrophysiologists, heart surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, sleep disorders specialists, and coagulation specialists who work together to offer expert, multidisciplinary care.
Our team treats the entire spectrum of atrial fibrillation patients -- from those at disease onset who require first-line therapies to those who require approaches like catheter ablation or surgery because their symptoms have not responded well enough to other treatments. In fact, our center performs North Carolina's highest volume of catheter ablations for AFib patients.
Patient care is coordinated so that patients are able to see the physician specialist best suited to handle their care. Further, patients are afforded easy access to any member of the DCAF team, and can move fluidly between providers depending on their changing needs.
Although atrial fibrillation is very common and affects around 2.2 million individuals in the United States, the symptoms and medical problems produced by atrial fibrillation and the treatment options vary significantly between individuals.
The best therapy for atrial fibrillation can vary dramatically depending on the patient's needs. One patient may only need to take an anticoagulant medication such as aspirin for his treatment, while another may need a more complex procedure such as left atrial catheter or surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation.
Our doctors are skilled at determining the best course of treatment based on the patient's unique needs. Patients with atrial fibrillation who are evaluated and treated at DCAF benefit from:
For an appointment, please call 1-888-ASK-DUKE (1-888-275-3853) or request an appointment online.
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