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Daily exercise and increasing physical activity are two good ways to improve heart health in people with atrial fibrillation, reports Mayo Clinic. Eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking are o... More »

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The most common symptom of atrial fibrillation is a quivering or fluttering heartbeat. Other symptoms include fatigue, dizziness and chest pain. Often, no symptoms show up in people with AFib and the condition is only de... More »

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Atrial fibrillation may result from conditions that affect the heart such as heart attacks, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, lung diseases and coronary artery disease, according to Mayo Clinic. Stress-related pneumonia, si... More »

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Treatments for atrial fibrillation include heart rhythm and rate control medications, anticoagulants and lifestyle changes to improve heart health. When medications don't work, or the patient cannot tolerate the medicati... More »

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Atrial fibrillation ablation is a surgical procedure that treats atrial fibrillation, according to WebMD. This procedure helps to ease the symptoms and improve a patient's quality of life. A doctor recommends an ablation... More »

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The ablation of atrial fibrillation is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat atrial fibrillation, an irregular and often rapid heart rate. During an ablation, tiny areas of the heart that fire abnormal electrical ... More »

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Pacemakers are useful in treating certain types of atrial fibrillation, including tachy-brady syndrome, which is characterized by intermittent atrial fibrillation followed by a slow heart rate, notes WebMD. Doctors also ... More »

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