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How does listing medications and other health conditions for atrial fibrillation (AFib) patients help medical professionals?

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To get started, make a list of her health conditions and the medications she takes. That way, you can share the list with medical professionals during any emergency. If your loved one takes blood thinners, she should wear a medical bracelet saying so.

You'll also want to know what happens during an AFib episode, heart attack, and stroke -- and the different warning signs of each.

From: When Someone With AFib Has Trouble WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

AFib Matters: "About Atrial Fibrillation."

American Heart Association: "Aspirin and Heart Disease."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "FAQs of Atrial Fibrillation" (AFib or AF)," "Learn More Stroke Warning Signs and Symptoms."

British Heart Foundation: "Heart Attack."

Harvard Medical School: "Aspirin For Heart Attack."

Legacy Health: "Stroke FAQ."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Know Stroke. Know the Signs. Act in Time."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Don't Take a Chance with a Heart Attack." 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Are The Signs and Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation?"

St. Joseph's Hospital Heart Institute Advanced Center for Atrial Fibrillation: "Atrial Fibrillation: Frequently Asked Questions."

StopAbFib.org: "How To Know It's Atrial Fibrillation."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 26, 2018

SOURCES:

AFib Matters: "About Atrial Fibrillation."

American Heart Association: "Aspirin and Heart Disease."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "FAQs of Atrial Fibrillation" (AFib or AF)," "Learn More Stroke Warning Signs and Symptoms."

British Heart Foundation: "Heart Attack."

Harvard Medical School: "Aspirin For Heart Attack."

Legacy Health: "Stroke FAQ."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Know Stroke. Know the Signs. Act in Time."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Don't Take a Chance with a Heart Attack." 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Are The Signs and Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation?"

St. Joseph's Hospital Heart Institute Advanced Center for Atrial Fibrillation: "Atrial Fibrillation: Frequently Asked Questions."

StopAbFib.org: "How To Know It's Atrial Fibrillation."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 26, 2018

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