Atrial Fibrillation (cont.)
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When to Call a Doctor
Some symptoms of atrial fibrillation need urgent medical evaluation.
If you see someone pass out, call
Call your doctor if you have:
If you take an anticoagulant, such as warfarin (Coumadin), watch for signs of bleeding.
Call your doctor right away if:
If you are injured, apply pressure to stop the bleeding. Realize that it will take longer than you are used to for the bleeding to stop. If you can't get the bleeding to stop, call your doctor.
Who to See
The following health professionals can detect, diagnose and, in some cases, treat atrial fibrillation:
In general, the extent to which you will need specialized care will depend on how bad your symptoms are and how complex your case is. Many people who have only mild symptoms or whose arrhythmia is not causing other problems may continue to see their primary care doctors for the ongoing management of the condition.
But some people with atrial fibrillation have severe symptoms and may benefit from regular monitoring and treatment by a more specialized physician, such as a:
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