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What questions should I ask my doctor about atrial fibrillation if I take blood thinners and I'm sick or having problems?

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Things to ask:

  • Is this a sign my atrial fibrillation is getting worse?
  • Could my symptoms be a side effect of the meds?
  • Should I switch drugs or try a different treatment?
  • Is surgery an option?
  • What should I do if I feel worse?

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Is Atrial Fibrillation?"

Medscape Reference: "Atrial Fibrillation."

National Blood Clot Alliance: “Questions and Answers About Atrial Fibrillation.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 07, 2017

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Is Atrial Fibrillation?"

Medscape Reference: "Atrial Fibrillation."

National Blood Clot Alliance: “Questions and Answers About Atrial Fibrillation.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 07, 2017

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