“How do I know which is the best A-Fib treatment option for me?”
This is a decision only you and your doctor will make. Some of the factors to consider are:
• how long you have had A-Fib
• the frequency and duration of your episodes
• if your A-Fib is symptomatic
• your general health
• if you have other health or heart problems
• what treatments you have tried (and failed)
Depending on the type of A-Fib you have, here are some guidelines which may help you. Listed below are A-Fib conditions as described by those with A-Fib. Select one (or more) that best describes your A-Fib and read your possible options.
- “My A-Fib just started.”
- “My A-Fib is occasional (Paroxysmal) with no or mild symptoms (sometimes referred to as “silent’ A-Fib).”
- “I have infrequent, short episodes of symptomatic A-Fib.”
- “I have Paroxysmal (occasional) A-Fib but am in good health overall.”
- “I have Paroxysmal (occasional) A-Fib but also have serious heart and/or other health problems.”
- “My A-Fib is Persistent or Chronic (all-the-time).”
- “I have Persistent or Chronic (all-the-time) A-Fib but no symptoms (‘silent’) A-Fib.”
- “I have A-Fib but am allergic to Coumadin, Heparin, Lovenox and most blood thinners. I’m also very overweight. And I’ve already had one stroke.
- “I’ve had two failed left atrium ablations and have tried many different medications.”
Read our in-depth discussion of your treatment options as discussed above: Decisions about A-Fib Treatment options.
If you find any errors on this page, email us. Y Last updated: Monday, February 13, 2017