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Afib is a progressive condition that causes the upper chambers of the heart, or atria, to beat rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner. This affects blood flow to the rest of the body and increases the risk of a blood clot, which could result in a stroke. It also commonly increases the heart rate, causing palpitations and other symptoms. Afib is a common heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), impacting an estimated 3 million people in the U.S. Baptist Health was the first medical center in the region to offer Thermocool SmartTouch Catheter Ablation.