Atrial fibrillation (AF or Afib) can greatly affect your quality of life, energy levels, and physical activity. Treating AF is important as it may increase the risk of blood clots and stroke. AF as a disease worsens over time. Speak with your doctor about what treatment options are right for you.
The following Afib treatments may be prescribed:
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.
Watch as a physician discusses the options for treating atrial fibrillation.
Atrial fibrillation can be 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.
View the following animation on the risks associated with not treating AF.
Watch the video below and hear what this physician has to say about why treatment for atrial fibrillation is recommended.
Dr. Robert Kowal is the CRHF Chief Medical Officer at Medtronic.
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.