Lifestyle Strategies for Atrial Fibrillation

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What can I do to reduce my risk for atrial fibrillation?

To reduce your risk for the onset of atrial fibrillation, also called AFib or AF, maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle is always your best option. If you have been diagnosed with AFib, take medications if they are prescribed for you. Also get proper treatment and management of your condition so that you can reduce the risk of AFib’s harmful consequences.

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What can I do to reduce my risk of complications associated with atrial fibrillation?

These actions help lower the risk for heart disease and keep your circulatory system in the best condition:

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Other underlying conditions may need treatment because they can contribute to the onset of AFib, including:

What can I do to reduce my risk for stroke?

The risk of stroke in an AFib patient is as much as five times greater than that of a person without this heart disease.

Get treated

Treatment for AFib is imperative to reduce your risk for stroke.

Know your additional risk factors

Other examples of stroke risk factors include:

Commit to a heart-healthy lifestyle

The good news is that you can greatly reduce by making healthy changes and treating your medical conditions as instructed.

Download our patient information sheets on how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle.

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