Atrial fibrillation increases the risk for serious health problems, including stroke, but it can be treatable. Managing atrial fibrillation involves controlling heart rate, restoring and maintaining heart rhythm, and reducing blood clot/stroke risk. Several medications and procedures are available to treat AFib.
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Take steps to lower your risk - strokes are a major cause of death and disability.