Managing my AFib

Taking blood thinners may not improve your AFib.1

Understanding your treatment options can be confusing. There are common myths and misconceptions about the management of atrial fibrillation (AFib). It's important to educate yourself on AFib and your options for managing the condition.

Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and your options for managing your AFib.

Do you know your AFib burden?

AFib burden is the amount of time you are in AFib over a period of time.

  • Number of episodes (those you feel and those you do not feel)
  • How long your AFib episodes last

Once diagnosed with AFib, your doctor may have a difficult time getting the information he/she needs to understand if your AFib is under control.

Understanding your AFib burden can help your doctor determine which treatment options are right for you.

Medtronic insertable heart monitors can share valuable information with your doctor and may be able to help your doctor make decisions about medications and treatments such as blood thinners or ablation.2-6

Read the brochure here to learn more.

Download and print the discussion guide to bring to your next doctor's appointment.

A small, insertable heart monitor can help.

Many people living with AFib have experienced peace of mind with long-term heart monitoring. Long-term heart monitors, such as the LINQ II™ insertable heart monitor and the Reveal LINQ™ insertable heart monitor, send important information to your doctor to help him/her understand if your AFib has returned and how well your treatments are working.

Patient Pam holding up a Reveal LINQ ICM
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Josh's story

After being diagnosed with AFib, Josh received a Reveal LINQ insertable heart monitor. Thanks to the information shared by the heart monitor with his doctor, Josh was then able to have an ablation procedure.

This video represents an individual patient experience; results may vary.



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