Atrial Fibrillation (cont.)
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Do all you can to prevent heart disease, which is a cause of atrial fibrillation. Take steps toward a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Living With Atrial Fibrillation
Many people are able to live full and active lives with atrial fibrillation. Most people don't have to change their daily activities.
Because atrial fibrillation is often the result of a heart condition, making changes to improve your heart condition will usually improve your overall health.
Make lifestyle changes
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Prevent other health problems
Take medicines safely
When you take an anticoagulant (also called a blood thinner), you need to take extra steps to avoid bleeding problems, such as preventing falls and injuries. If you take warfarin, you also get regular blood tests and watch how much vitamin K you eat or drink.
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