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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Getting a pacemaker can cure individual bouts of intermittent atrial fibrillation, but it doesn't cure the underlying condition, so the heart may still have a tendency to start fibrillating, according to WebMD. Pacemaker... More »

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Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition in which there is an irregular heartbeat that may be caused by different factors like heart disease, hypertension, thyroid problems and a viral infection, reports the Mayo Clinic.... 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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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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Ablation to treat atrial fibrillation is more complicated than other forms of ablation, and the fibrillation returns in 15 to 50 percent of patients within one to five years, says About.com. The most serious risk associa... More »

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