8 Tips for Living Safely With Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (afib) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, among Americans. The good news is that it's possible to live a normal, active life, but you need to follow your healthcare provider's guidelines. Atrial fibrillation does increase your risk of stroke and heart failure. Here are eight tips to help you live safely with atrial fibrillation.

Medically Reviewed By: Cynthia Haines, MD | Last Review Date: Nov 20, 2012

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Medical References

  1. Circulation, A patient's Guide to Living With Atrial Fibrillation (http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/117/20/e340.full);
  2. American Heart Association, How Can I Manage Stress? (http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@hcm/documents/image/ucm_300690.pdf);
  3. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Living With Atrial Fibrillation (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/af/livingwith.html);

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