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.
Treating Heart Disease with Digoxin
WebMD explains how the drug digoxin is used to treat heart disease.
Cardiac ablation is a medical procedure for treating arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, and atrial fibrillation (AFib). Learn more about the types of ablation, the procedures, possible risks and complications, and the recovery process.
Stroke: Know What Puts You at Most Risk
Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability in adults. What puts you at most risk, and how can you lower your odds of a stroke?
Atrial Fibrillation: No-Surgery Catheter Ablation
WebMD explains what happens before, during, and after catheter ablation, a nonsurgical procedure that is used to treat atrial fibrillation.
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.
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.
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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How to Treat Atrial Fibrillation
Dealing with atrial fibrillation? See AFib treatments like ablation, cardioversion, pacemaker, and AFib medicine like beta blockers and anticoagulants.
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.