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    1. Does Alcohol Cause AFib?

      Drinking alcohol can be good for your heart, but it can also raise your chances of getting atrial fibrillation (AFib) or triggering an episode.

    2. Pacemaker for Atrial Fibrillation

      A pacemaker is a battery - powered device about the size of a pocket watch that sends weak electrical impulses to “set a pace” so that the heart is able to maintain a regular heartbeat. There are two basic types of pacemakers:Single - chamber pacemakers stimulate one chamber of the heart, either an atrium or more often a ventricle. Dual - chamber pacemakers send electrical impulses to both the

    3. Beta-Blockers for Atrial Fibrillation

      Drug details for Beta-blockers for atrial fibrillation.

    4. Atrial Fibrillation - Other Treatment

      Electrical cardioversion is frequently used for atrial fibrillation to restore a normal sinus rhythm if the heart rhythm does not convert on its own. You may also elect to have cardioversion if you find your symptoms bothersome.If your atrial fibrillation has recently started and it has been continuously present for less than 48 hours, your doctor may consider using electrical cardioversion or ...

    5. Digoxin for Atrial Fibrillation

      Drug details for Digoxin for atrial fibrillation.

    6. Electrical Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation

      Electrical cardioversion is a procedure in which an electric current is used to reset the heart's rhythm back to its regular pattern (normal sinus rhythm). The low - voltage electric current enters the body through metal paddles or patches applied to the chest wall. Cardioversion is used:To stop atrial fibrillation that has not stopped on its own or after a trial of antiarrhythmic medications has

    7. Atrial Fibrillation - Living With Atrial Fibrillation

      Since atrial fibrillation is often the result of an underlying heart condition, making changes to improve your heart condition will usually improve your overall health. Some of these changes include:Quitting smoking. Quitting smoking may be the most important step you can take to prevent coronary artery disease. For more information, see the topic Quitting Tobacco Use.Controlling your ...

    8. Atrial Fibrillation - When to Call a Doctor

      Some symptoms of atrial fibrillation need urgent medical evaluation. Callor other emergency services immediately if you:Have severe chest pain.Experience any signs of a stroke.Feel faint and have an irregular heartbeat.If you see someone pass out, callor other emergency services immediately.Call your doctor if you have:An irregular heart rate.Heart palpitations.Periods of unexplained ...

    9. Calcium Channel Blockers for Atrial Fibrillation

      Drug details for Calcium channel blockers for atrial fibrillation.

    10. Anticoagulants Other Than Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation

      Drug details for Dabigatran for Atrial Fibrillation.

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