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Treatments for atrial fibrillation

The last thing you should do if you have atrial fibrillation (AF) is hope it will just go away or ignore it. Even if you are experiencing few or no symptoms and are getting on with your normal life, we strongly recommend you talk to your doctor. Because AF has a significantly higher risk of stroke, your doctor will decide which of these is most appropriate for your individual circumstances.

Medications specifically to prevent clots forming and to reduce your stroke risk

The stark fact is that when you have AF, your risk of stroke is nearly five times higher than that of someone who doesn’t have the condition.1

 

Medications to control the rate and rhythm of your heartbeat

These slow down a heart that is beating too fast. Here we discuss other treatments to bring the heart’s rhythm back to a regular pattern.

 
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1. Atrial fibrillation patient information. Atrial Fibrillation Society. March 2010.