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Below are some frequently asked questions regarding AFib.
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What causes AFib?
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AFib can be caused by a wide variety of factors including age, family history, alcohol consumption, obesity, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure.1
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Is AFib a fatal condition?
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AFib is not life threatening in itself. However, it is important that you seek treatment as soon as possible because AFib can lead to life-threatening conditions like stroke or heart failure.1
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What are my options if medications aren’t working or are causing negative side effects?
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There are non-drug options for treating AFib, including catheter ablation. Talk to an Electrophysiologist to see if catheter ablation is the right treatment option for you. Click here to learn more about catheter ablation.
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How can I reduce my risk of AFib?
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Lifestyle factors such as obesity, smoking, and sleep apnea may lead to AFib. Ask you doctor about lifestyle modifications that help reduce your AFib episodes.1
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What are the treatment options for AFib?
 
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