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Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Information
Our physicians use comprehensive treatment options to fit your needs, including:
- Monitoring. If you have no other heart problems, our physicians monitor your atrial fibrillation to see if it has corrected on its own.
- Medication therapy. People with atrial fibrillation should take blood thinners to reduce their risk of stroke. Medications are also available to control electrical impulses or slow your heart rate.
- Electrical cardioversion. Using controlled electric shocks, our physicians attempt to reset your heart’s electrical system and restore its rhythm.
- Catheter ablation. In this minimally invasive procedure, a small wire is fed through your arteries into your atria. Radio waves are sent through the wire to destroy any tissue that could be causing the fibrillation. In some cases, your physician may use the radio waves to eliminate the part of your heart that sends electrical impulses. A pacemaker is then implanted to regulate your heartbeat.
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Atrial Fibrillation Support Services
Atrial fibrillation has many different treatment options. Learn more about living with atrial fibrillation at the websites below.
A Sampling of Atrial Fibrillation Support Services
American Heart Association
This website hosts a variety of information and resources for living with atrial fibrillation.
National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute
This site discusses the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of atrial fibrillation.