Should Newly Diagnosed See a Heart Specialist?
We’ve posted a new FAQ and answer for the newly diagnosed.
“Should I see a cardiologist for my A-Fib and not just my primary care doctor? He wants to prescribe medication. Should I also see a specialist?”
It’s common for general practitioners to treat A-Fib patients with rate and rhythm control medications rather than referring them to a heart rhythm specialist. For decades, drugs have been the traditional medical treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.
On the A-Fib.com website, a core tenet is to encourage patients to seek the advice of one or more heart rhythm specialists, i.e. a cardiologist with a specialty in electrophysiology (EP).
Since A-Fib is an electrical problem…
To read Steve full answer, go to Frequently Asked Questions by Newly Diagnosed Patients, Question #15.