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Atrial Fibrillation

Also called: Atrial Fib

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Chewing tobacco is bad for you. PERIOD.  Your heart does not need the stimulant effects of nicotine, and you do not need any of the cancer...
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Warfarin (Coumadin) is, indeed, important in reducing the risk of blood clot due to atrial fibrillation (A-fib). And, on the other hand, there's...
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular heart rhythm in which many impulses begin and spread through the atria. The resulting rhythm is disorganized...
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Atrial fibrillation (also referred to as AF or Afib) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat. It is found in about 2.2 million Americans. It...
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You may have atrial fibrillation without having any symptoms at all. If you have symptoms, they may include: Heart palpitations (a sudden pounding...
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Atrial fibrillation is associated with many conditions, including: High blood pressure Coronary artery disease (hardening of the heart arteries)...
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Many people live for years with atrial fibrillation (AF) without problems. However, because the atria are beating rapidly and irregularly, blood...
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Four tests are used to diagnose atrial fibrillation, including: Electrocardiogram Holter monitor Portable event monitor (also called a loop...
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Many options are available to treat AF, including medication, lifestyle changes, certain procedures, and surgery. The choice of treatment for you is...
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Medications are prescribed in the management of AF (atrial fibrillation) depending on the overall treatment goal. If the goal is to restore...
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In addition to taking medications, there are some changes you can make to improve your heart health and help atrial fibrillation. If you notice that...
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When drugs do not work to correct or control atrial fibrillation, or when medications are not tolerated, a procedure may be necessary, such as:...
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This is a surgical treatment for chronic atrial fibrillation. The surgeon makes multiple incisions in the atrium to block the path of abnormal atrial...
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