Atrial Fibrillation

Do you know what atrial fibrillation actually is?

- An imbalance in heart chambers’ (two upper and two lower) beating

Did you know there are 4 types of atrial fibrillation?

- Occasional – symptoms might go away

- Persistent – heart rhythm doesn’t go away on its own

- Long-standing persistent – lasts longer than 12 months

- Permanent – abnormal heart rhythm can’t be restored

1st way how to treat/prevent this condition?

- Eating a heart-healthy diet

- Increasing your physical activity

- Avoid smoking

- Maintaining a healthy weight

- Limiting or avoiding caffeine and alcohol

- Reducing stress (intense and anger)

- Using over the counter medications with caution

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Source: mayoclinic

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