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Atrial Fibrillation - Treatments

Targets of treatment can be rate or rhythm control, and stroke prevention.

Medical therapy with drugs can be given to slow down the heart rate. Conversion of AF back to normal sinus rhythm can be achieved by drugs, cardioversion with an electrical impulse or electrophysiology study with ablation. 

Stroke prevention is achieved by anticoagulation with strong blood thinning agents. 
Alternatively, treatment for the heart’s left atrial appendage is also available in the form of the WATCHMAN® left atrial appendage device, which is a permanent implant designed to keep harmful sized blood clots from entering your blood stream.

Your doctor will assess and evaluate the extent of your condition, before recommending the most suitable treatment. 

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