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AFib Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Below are some frequently asked questions regarding AFib
What causes AFib?
AFib can be caused by a wide variety of factors including age, family history, alcohol consumption, obesity, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure.1
Is AFib a fatal condition?
AFib is not life threatening in itself. However, it is important that you seek treatment as soon as possible because AFib can lead to life-threatening conditions like stroke or heart failure.1
What are my options if medications aren’t working or are causing negative side effects?
There are non-drug options for treating AFib, including catheter ablation. Talk to an Electrophysiologist to see if catheter ablation is the right treatment option for you.
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How can I reduce my risk of AFib?
Lifestyle factors such as obesity, smoking, and sleep apnea may lead to AFib. Ask you doctor about lifestyle modifications that help reduce your AFib episodes.1
What are the treatment options for AFib?
1. Hugh Calkins, Gerhard Hindricks, Ricardo Cappato, et al. 2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS/APHRS/SOLAECE expert consensus statement on catheter ablation and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation. 2017.
THERMOCOOL® Catheters are approved for drug refractory recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, when used with CARTO® 3 Systems (excluding NAVISTAR® RMT THERMOCOOL®Catheter).
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