“Get With The Guidelines A Fib” is a national quality assurance program. It is essentially a program to insure that those patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation receive the appropriate treatment in a timely manner.
The use of anticoagulant medications have proven to prevent strokes in people who must live with A Fib.
In the video below, Dr. William Lewis, MD, FACC, discusses how effective this treatment is as well as the “Get With The Guides A Fib” program.
Atrial Fibrillation Myths and Facts.
What happens when you’ve been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation? What next? Fortunately, there are guidelines available. First of all, just know it is rarely a death sentence. You can probably still do all the things you would normally do anyway. Sex? Sure. Driving, probably but it depends on the specifics of your diagnosis.
Will coffee make it worse? Probably not. In fact, it appears that a little caffiene, in moderation of course, may be helpful.
Michele Chan Santos, a WebMD Feature writer has a detailed article on the myths and facts surrounding Atrial Fibrillation, otherwise known as A Fib.
Below you will find an excerpt and links to the full article.
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While Atrial Fibrillation does not have to be a death sentence, it should still be taken seriously. There are treatments available. Not all instances of atrial fibrillation are life threatening, but in many cases stroke may be a possibility. Anticoagulant medications have proven very successful in addressing this concern, but only a medically trained doctor can determine if such medication are appropriate for you.
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