Evidence-Based, Patient-Centered, Team-Directed Healthcare
Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-Fib) is the most common irregular or abnormal heart rhythm disorder, affecting more than 3 million Americans today. Thankfully, more options to treat atrial fibrillation are available than ever before.
The Snyder Center for Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation is at the forefront of innovative and effective ways to treat and manage A-Fib through comprehensive, team-based clinical care and research.
The Valley Approach to Treating A-Fib
A Whole-Patient Approach
Our comprehensive A-Fib treatment focuses on improving a person’s overall health, not just A-Fib. That’s why each of our doctors takes the time to address other health issues that may contribute to or worsen a patient’s A-Fib.
At The Snyder Center, our team understands the delicate relationships that exist between A-Fib and other conditions, including:
- Sleep apnea
- Heart disease
- Heart failure
Managing these conditions and making positive lifestyle changes are at the center of each patient’s treatment plan. Each member of our physician team works with specialists in imaging, cardiology, sleep medicine, weight-loss management, nutrition, stress management and more, to treat A-Fib from all angles.
When your initial course of treatment is completed, you'll continue to be monitored to ensure your condition has stabilized or is improving. Managing A-Fib is a daily responsibility for many patients, and we'll be there with you as partners in your care.
Snyder Center Services
The Snyder Center is equipped with the latest technology for the treatment of A-Fib in a setting that emphasizes multidisciplinary patient evaluation and comprehensive follow-up. Our services include:
- Weight-loss management
- Sleep medicine
- Stress reduction
- Physical fitness
- Diagnostic imaging
- Care coordination for all clinical services
- Behavioral cardiology seminars
At your first appointment, the doctor will determine if you qualify for care under our comprehensive A-Fib program. You may be asked to bring past medical records and other information with you to the appointment. Any steps you will need to take in preparation of the physician consultation will be discussed with you when your appointment is made.
Online physician consultations are also available for new patients. Learn about our convenient, secure online consultations.
Snyder Center Team
The Snyder Center introduces a total patient management approach to A-Fib, versus a “silo” approach focused on ablation techniques only. As a result, patients may interact with any of the following healthcare professionals.
- Sleep apnea specialists
- Weight-loss physician and staff
- Diagnostic imaging technicians
- Stress reduction specialists
A nurse practitioner will coordinate all aspects of your care. She will be your partner for all questions and assistance in between appointments. Our A-Fib coordinator will conveniently schedule appointments with specialists as needed.