How to prepare for your first doctor visit?

If you are visiting your doctor for the first time to discuss Atrial Fibrillation, this section of the website provides you with some advice around what to expect and how best to prepare. 

You may have made an appointment with your doctor because you have been experiencing some symptoms that could indicate AF, or you have detected an irregular heartbeat through a pulse check. 

Educating yourself about AF and having some knowledge about the condition will help you be more involved in any decisions about management options that your doctor will discuss with you.

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Track your symptoms

There are two other key things that you can do to help prepare for your first doctor’s appointment: 

  • Keep a track of any symptoms you’ve had over the past weeks or longer. See our symptoms tracker  
  • Write a list of questions you’d like to cover off with your doctor

Disclaimer: The information featured here is not intended as medical advice, or to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please talk to your doctor if you have any questions.

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