Atrial fibrillation (AFIB) is a type of arrhythmia, which is an irregular heartbeat. Treatment for AFIB involves managing symptoms and preventing complications.
Various medications are used to treat AFIB, including beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, and blood thinners.
These medications can help slow the heart rate, regulate the rhythm, and prevent blood clots.
Electrical Cardioversion is used to treat Afib which involves delivering an electrical shock to the heart to restore a normal rhythm.
Afib is also treated using a Catheter ablation procedure that utilizes radiofrequency energy to destroy small areas of the heart tissue that are causing the arrhythmia.
In some cases, the Maze procedure is used to treat Afib which is a surgical procedure used to treat an irregular heart rhythm.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and not smoking, can help reduce the risk of complications of Afib.
Stress can trigger or worsen AFIB symptoms, so it's important to find ways to manage and reduce stress, such as through relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and yoga. [Source: National Library of Medicine]