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8 Tips for Living Safely With Atrial Fibrillation

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8 Tips for Living Safely With Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (afib) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, among Americans. The good news is that it's possible to live a normal, active life, but you need to follow your healthcare provider's guidelines. Atrial fibrillation does increase your risk of stroke and heart failure. Here are eight tips to help you live safely with atrial fibrillation.

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Medically Reviewed By: Haines, Cynthia, MD

Last Annual Review Date: Sept. 20, 2012

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Atrial fibrillation makes a person 5 times more likely to have a stroke.