Atrial Fibrillation (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
A risk factor is anything that increases your chances of getting sick or having a problem. Risk factors for atrial fibrillation include:
You may have certain habits that increase your risk for atrial fibrillation because they can cause wear and tear on your heart. These lifestyle choices include:
When to Call a Doctor
If you see someone pass out, call
Call your doctor if you have:
If you take a blood thinner
If you take blood-thinning medicine, such as an anticoagulant or aspirin, 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:
The following specialists can treat people who have severe symptoms:
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