AFib Risk Factors

A person can help reduce their chances of developing AFib. For example, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol consumption, maintaining a healthy weight and engaging in a heart healthy lifestyle all decrease the onset of Afib. Connecting with an electrophysiologist who works together with patients to choose the best treatment options, based on the patient’s values and preferences is the optimum therapy for AFib.

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AFib Treatment Options

The first step in therapy for AFib is to determine the patient’s values and goals for their health, assess the impact of AFib on their activities of daily living and lastly assess their risk for stroke. Lifestyle modifications and addressing other contributing factors like sleep apnea are the first treatment options followed by medications, procedures and surgeries.

Lifestyle Modifications & Shared Decision Making

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Pharmacological Management

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Arrhythmia Procedures

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Catheter Ablations, Radiofrequency, Laser & Cryo Ablations, Pulmonary Vein Isolation

Hybrid or Minimally Invasive Epicardial Ablation

Left Atrial Appendage Therapy or Cardiac Stroke Prevention