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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. 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

    3. Atrial Fibrillation - Prevention

      A healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition, treatment for high blood pressure, and other measures can prevent atrial fibrillation by protecting you from heart disease. Do not smoke, try to lower your stress, exercise more, and control your blood pressure. Experts also recommend that adults eat at least two servings of fish per week, particularly fish such as salmon, trout, and tuna, for a healthy ...

    4. 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 ...

    5. Digoxin for Atrial Fibrillation

      Drug details for Digoxin for atrial fibrillation.

    6. Atrial Fibrillation - Treatment Overview

      Treating atrial fibrillation is important for several reasons. An irregular, rapidly beating heart can weaken the heart muscle and cause it to dilate or stretch out. This can increase your risk of developing heart failure or having chest pain or even a heart attack. Also, atrial fibrillation can greatly increase your risk of having a stroke. Many people are able to live full and active lives ...

    7. Atrial Fibrillation - Cause

      Atrial fibrillation is caused by a problem with the electrical activity of the heart.Conditions that damage the heart muscle or strain the heart often cause atrial fibrillation. These include:High blood pressure, a condition in which the force of blood against artery walls is too strong. Normal blood pressure is 119 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) systolic over 79 mm Hg diastolic or below. ...

    8. Calcium Channel Blockers for Atrial Fibrillation

      Drug details for Calcium channel blockers for atrial fibrillation.

    9. Atrial Fibrillation - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I take anticoagulants to prevent stroke? Should I try cardioversion for atrial fibrillation?Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Taking anticoagulants for .

    10. Antiarrhythmic Medicines for Atrial Fibrillation

      Drug details for Antiarrhythmic medications for atrial fibrillation.

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