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Atrial Fibrillation (cont.)

FAQs

Learning about atrial fibrillation:

  • What is atrial fibrillation?
  • What causes it?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • What increases my risk?
  • Can I prevent atrial fibrillation?
  • When do I need to see my doctor?
  • How does the heart control its heartbeat?

Being diagnosed:

  • How will my doctor diagnose atrial fibrillation?
  • What is an electrocardiogram?
  • What is an electrophysiology study?

Getting treatment:

  • How is atrial fibrillation treated?
  • Click here to view a Decision Point.Should I have cardioversion?
  • What is my risk for stroke?Click here to see an interactive tool.
  • What type of medicines will I need to take?
  • Click here to view a Decision Point.Should I take an anticoagulant to prevent stroke?
  • Click here to view a Decision Point.Which anticoagulant should I take to prevent stroke?
  • Click here to view a Decision Point.Should I have catheter ablation?

Living with atrial fibrillation:

  • What do I need to know about living with atrial fibrillation?
  • Will atrial fibrillation affect my daily activities?
  • How do I take my medicines?
  • Click here to view an Actionset.How do I take warfarin safely?
  • Click here to view an Actionset.How do I take blood thinners (other than warfarin) safely?
  • How can I practice heart-healthy eating?

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