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Atrial fibrillation (or "AF") is the most common form of irregular heart rhythm, affecting more than three million people nationally.

The Maze surgical procedure, as practiced by the Phoebe Heart and Vascular Center surgeons, provides a very effective way to restore normal heart rhythm.

Abnormal heart rhythm -- or "arrhythmia" -- once thought to be harmless, is in fact a serious condition that greatly increases the risk of stroke. The most common form of arrhythmia, originating in the top of the heart, is called atrial fibrillation and causes a rapid and disorganized heartbeat.

For more information about Phoebe Heart and Vascular Center or to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our cardiologists, please call (229) 312-4438.

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Phoebe Putney Health System is a network of hospitals, family medicine clinics, rehab facilities, auxiliary services, and medical education training facilities. Founded in 1911,
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (the flagship hospital) is one of Georgia's largest comprehensive regional medical centers. From the beginning, Phoebe's mission and vision
has been to bring the finest medical talent and technology to the citizens of Southwest Georgia, and to serve all citizens of the community regardless of ability to pay.