Atrial Fibrillation Treatments Directory
The way atrial fibrillation (AFib) is treated depends upon the severity of your symptoms, your heart rate, and how often you are in AFib. Sometimes, blood thinners (also called anticoagulants) are prescribed to prevent clotting and stroke. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about atrial fibrillation treatment options and much more.
What Medicines Treat AFib?
Medicines can help bring your heart back into a normal rhythm. Find out which drugs your doctor might prescribe to treat your atrial fibrillation.
Tips for Living with AFib
AFib doesn't have to disrupt your life. Learn ways to manage your atrial fibrillation symptoms and keep your heart healthy.
Vagal Maneuvers: 6 Techniques To Slow Your Heart Rate
If you have a condition that causes your heart rate to speed up, a vagal maneuver may help slow it down. Find out how this works and what you may be able to do on your own.
Should You Try Ablation or Medication to Treat AFib?
For years, medication and ablation were the leading AFib treatments. Now research shows ablation may work better than drugs.
How Do New Blood Thinners Compare to Warfarin?
Find out how warfarin compares to new blood thinners that are prescribed to prevent blood clots and stroke.
Procedures That Reset Your Heart's Rhythm
When medications alone can't get or keep your heartbeat regular, doctors try electrical cardioversion and ablation to relieve symptoms of AFib.
Medication to Control Your Heart's Rate and Rhythm
Different kinds of medication can treat the irregular heartbeat of AFib, by controlling the rate or the rhythm.
5 Heart Rate Myths Debunked
Myths and facts about heart rates, including what an erratic heart rate means and the link between your pulse and stress.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: How to Treat Atrial Fibrillation
Dealing with atrial fibrillation? See AFib treatments like ablation, cardioversion, pacemaker, and AFib medicine like beta blockers and anticoagulants.
Slideshow: Tips for Taking Blood Thinners
Find out what you can do to can stay safe and lower your risk of bleeding when you're taking blood thinners.