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What questions should I ask my doctor about atrial fibrillation if I take blood thinners and this is a checkup or follow-up visit?

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Things to ask:

  • Is my medication working?
  • What risks or side effects should I be aware of?
  • Do you recommend any other treatments?
  • What lifestyle changes should I make?
  • Will I have to take blood thinners for life?

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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