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Treating atrial fibrillation (AF) is important since AF may increase the risk of heart failure and stroke. The Canadian Heart Rhythm Society recommends aggressive treatment for atrial fibrillation whether you can feel symptoms or not. You and your doctor can discuss which treatment would be best for you and your heart condition.
The major goals in treating atrial fibrillation are:
The following treatments may be prescribed to treat atrial fibrillation:
Once atrial fibrillation is thought to be suppressed or treated, care must still be taken to monitor for recurrences of AF. Even if there are no symptoms, atrial fibrillation may cause a stroke.
Talk to your doctor about which treatment options are right for you.
Atrial fibrillation is a serious medical condition and if left untreated, it may lead to:
To help prevent these serious events, it’s important to get your heart checked periodically even if there are no symptoms.
If you are diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, talk to your doctor about which treatment options are right for you.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.