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Why should you seek treatment for AFib?

It’s important to treat AFib as soon as possible.

AFib can increase a person’s risk of stroke or heart failure 5x.1,2

AFib can severely impact quality of life.

AFib can negatively affect quality of life and lead to other serious health conditions. AFib may cause symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, and reduced ability to exercise preventing you from doing the things you love to do.1

AFib is a progressive disease.

If left untreated, AFib may progress and get worse.

1 in 5 patients progress from paroxysmal, or occasional AFib to persistent AFib in 1 year.3

Studies have shown that treatment options are more effective when treated earlier in the disease state.

Meet Donne and Jan:
After a few small strokes, Jan was diagnosed with AFib. Later, her husband Donne was also diagnosed with AFib. Watch to learn how this couple treated their hearts with radiofrequency catheter ablation.

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. Only a cardiologist or electrophysiologist can determine whether ablation is an appropriate course of treatment. There are potential risks including bleeding, swelling or bruising at the catheter insertion site, and infection. More serious complications are rare, which can include damage to the heart or blood vessels; blood clots (which may lead to stroke); heart attack, or death. These risks need to be discussed with your doctor and recovery takes time. The success of this procedure depends on many factors, including your physical condition and your body's ability to tolerate the procedure. Use care in the selection of your doctors and hospital, based on their skill and experience.

 
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