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?
Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is when your heart flutters. Learn about medicines that can help get your heart back into rhythm.
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.
Will I Need a Pacemaker for My AFib?
Atrial fibrillation can make your heart beat with an unsteady rhythm. If you have AFib and your heart is beating too slowly, you might need a pacemaker, along with other treatments, to keep it at a safe rate.
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.
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.
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.
Can You Exercise With Atrial Fibrillation?
Your heart needs exercise, even when you're living with AFib. A few simple tips can help you do it safely.
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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.
How to Treat Atrial Fibrillation
Dealing with atrial fibrillation? See AFib treatments like ablation, cardioversion, pacemaker, and AFib medicine like beta blockers and anticoagulants.