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Recent studies show that aspirin does not decrease the risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation patients and may increase the risk of bleeding, explains Everyday Health. This new data replaces old studies suggesting that as... More »

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Treatments for atrial fibrillation include medication, surgical procedures, use of devices and even lifestyle changes, as stated by Mayo Clinic. Treatment for atrial fibrillation strives for several end goals, including ... 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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After treatment of Afib, or atrial fibrillation, it is recommended that patients address underlying causes and reduce risk factors, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Medications and lifestyle ch... More »

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According to WebMD, atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, may put patients at risk of heart failure and stroke. Atrial fibrillation is a medical condition in which the heartbeat rhythm is abnormal. It causes an elevat... More »

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Atrial fibrillation may be treated to prevent blood clots from forming with the use of blood-thinning medications such as warfarin, dabigatran, heparin and aspirin, notes the National Institutes of Health. Some doctors m... More »

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EverydayHealth reports that patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation should cut back on dairy and meat in their diet because the saturated fat content in animal-based foods aren't heart-healthy. Alcohol and caffeine ... More »

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