How is atrial fibrillation treated?

AFib may not go away on its own, there are many ways to help manage and control your symptoms and decrease your risk of having a stroke. There are medications called anticoagulants or blood thinners available today that have been proven to help reduce the risk of stroke by preventing blood clots from forming.

These blood thinners prevent blood from “thickening” or clotting by blocking the activity of clotting factors in the blood. They are usually an important part of the long-term medical treatment for people who have been diagnosed with AFib.