Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia. If you have an irregular heartbeat, it means your blood isn’t flowing through your heart like it should, which can lead to complications, such as blood clots and stroke.
The treatment for atrial fibrillation depends on several factors, including your age, your symptoms, how often you experience symptoms and if you have other health issues. It’s important to know your options and work with your doctor to develop a plan that’s right for you.
Dr. Larry Weathers with Mercy Clinic Cardiology explains six treatment options for atrial fibrillation.
Most pacemakers have rates that vary in response to different levels of activity. If you are exercising, for example, it may cause your heart to beat faster to meet your body's increased needs.
Your Mercy heart specialist will help you decide which treatment option is best for you. Your doctor is supported by a wide network of expert physicians and the very best technology and hospitals, all focused on getting and keeping your heart healthy.
Larry Weathers, MD, is a fellowship-trained cardiologist at Mercy Clinic Cardiology in Rogers, AR. To schedule an appointment, call 479-338-4400.
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