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 FAQs Coping with A-Fib: Best Treatment

FAQs A-Fib afib“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.

  1. “My A-Fib just started.”
  2. “My A-Fib is occasional (Paroxysmal) with no or mild symptoms (sometimes referred to as “silent’ A-Fib).”
  3. “I have infrequent, short episodes of symptomatic A-Fib.”
  4. “I have Paroxysmal (occasional) A-Fib but am in good health overall.”
  5. “I have Paroxysmal (occasional) A-Fib but also have serious heart and/or other health problems.”
  6. “My A-Fib is Persistent or Chronic (all-the-time).”
  7. “I have Persistent or Chronic (all-the-time) A-Fib but no symptoms (‘silent’) A-Fib.”
  8. “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.
  9. “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.

In addition, you may want to read about Alternative Remedies and Tips to Consider, about ‘Natural’ Supplements for a Health Heart and our section on mineral deficiencies: Minerals and Supplements

If you find any errors on this page, email us. Y Last updated: Monday, February 13, 2017

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