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Care plan your doctor would usually recommend for atrial fibrillation

Microsoft Start Health logo Microsoft Start Health 29-03-2023 Dr. Kabir Sethi, DM Cardiology
Atrial Fibrillation © Provided by Getty Images Atrial Fibrillation


A disease of the heart characterized by irregular and often faster heartbeat.


Mainly noted symptoms include heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and weakness.

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This condition develops when the upper two chambers of the heart (atria) do not work in co-ordination with the lower two chambers (ventricles) of the heart.


In most cases, atrial fibrillation is diagnosed during a routine physical examination.

Common treatment options

How is this diagnosed?


  • Treatable by a medical professional
  • Diagnosed by medical professional
  • Often requires lab test or imaging
  • Can last several years or be lifelong
  • Common for ages 60 and older
  • More common in females
  • Family history may increase likelihood
  • Urgent medical attention recommended in severe cases


Anti-arrhythmic drugs: Given orally or intravenously to restore normal functions of the sinus node.

Quinidine . Dofetilide . Propafenone

Anticoagulants: To prevent blood clot and stroke.


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For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice. Source: Focus Medica.

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