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    1. Anticoagulants Other Than Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation

      Drug details for Dabigatran for Atrial Fibrillation.

    2. Antiarrhythmic Medicines for Atrial Fibrillation

      Drug details for Antiarrhythmic medications for atrial fibrillation.

    3. Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

      If medication is not effective or not tolerated for atrial fibrillation, a nonsurgical procedure called radiofrequency catheter ablation may be chosen. In this procedure thin, flexible wires are inserted into a vein in the groin and threaded up through the vein and into the heart. Through an electrode at the tip of the wires, radio waves can be delivered to selectively destroy heart tissue ...

    4. Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation

      Drug details for Anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation.

    5. Heart Arrhythmias and Exercise - Topic Overview

      If you have an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), ask your doctor what type and level of exercise is safe for you. Regular activity can help keep your heart and body healthy.The type and amount of exercise that is allowable will vary depending on the cause of your abnormal heart rhythm and whether you have other forms of heart disease. If your irregular heartbeat is caused by another type of heart disease (such as cardiomyopathy or a valve problem), you may need to limit your activity because of the other heart disease.Before you start a new exercise program or change your current exercise program:Talk with your doctor. He or she may do a physical exam, an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG), and possibly a stress ECG test to assess what level of activity your heart can handle. Make an exercise plan together with your doctor. An exercise program usually consists of stretching, activities that increase your heart rate (aerobic exercise), and strength training (lifting light weights). Make

    6. Heart Rhythm Problems: How to Travel Safely - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Heart Problems: Living With a PacemakerHeart Problems: Living With an ICD

    7. Heart Rhythm Problems: How to Travel Safely - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Heart Problems: Living With a PacemakerHeart Problems: Living With an ICD

    8. Heart Rhythm Problems: How to Travel Safely - Topic Overview

      Are there driving restrictions for people with heart rhythm problems?If you have an arrhythmia or an ICD that makes it dangerous for you to drive, your doctor might suggest that you stop driving, at least for a short time.If you have an arrhythmia that doesn't cause significant symptoms, you don't have to stop or limit driving.This topic is about driving private vehicles. For commercial driving, the government has specific regulations about driving when you have certain medical conditions.Restrictions on the right to drive depend on several factors. Your doctor makes a recommendation based on:1Any symptoms you may have had, like fainting. The cause of your arrhythmia. The likelihood that your arrhythmia will happen again.If your arrhythmia has been treated successfully.If your ICD has given you a shock for an arrhythmia.Is it okay to drive if you have an arrhythmia?You can drive with an arrhythmia as long as it doesn't cause symptoms that makes it dangerous for you to drive.Your

    9. Heart Rhythm Problems: How to Travel Safely - 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. Advance Care Planning: Should I Stop Treatment That Prolongs My Life?

    10. Heart Rhythm Problems: How to Travel Safely - Topic Overview

      It is safe for most people with arrhythmias, pacemakers, and ICDs to travel. Riding in a car, bus, train, boat, or plane is very unlikely to aggravate the arrhythmia. But there are easy things you can do to travel safely and prepare for potential problems.General travel tips Always bring a supply of medicine that will last longer than the expected length of the trip. That way, if the trip is extended, you won't run out of medicine. Bring a list of your medical conditions and an up-to-date list of your medicines (including dosages). Wear a medical alert bracelet that identifies your condition.Bring a list of the names and phone numbers of your doctors.If you are traveling out of the country, take along the phone numbers and addresses of embassies in the areas you will visit. They can help you find a doctor or hospital.Call in the event of an emergency. If you are in a foreign country, learn the emergency number for that country.For more tips, see the topic Travel Health.If you have a

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