Our previous blog discussed three of six important things you should know about afib. In this blog, we’ll discuss the last three of the six. We believe these six things should be kept in mind if you have or think you might have afib or if a friend or a family member has afib. Of course, there are many aspects of afib, and complete information and assistance with diagnosing and treating afib can only be accomplished by physicians such as Dr. Shanti Bansal at Atrial Fibrillation Centers Of America. Dr. Bansal and the staff at ACA are specialists in all aspects of managing afib and other arrhythmias. If you have afib or believe you may have afib, give our office a call at 832-478-5067.
The final three of our essential six are discussed below. Should you have questions about afib, its causes, symptoms, or treatments, please give Atrial Fibrillation Centers Of America a call to schedule a consultation.
1. Afib may not cause symptoms, a condition which is often referred to as ‘silent afib.’ It is important to keep this in mind because recent studies reported by NIH indicate that those with silent afib are more likely to suffer a stroke than those who do not have afib. This means that individuals may not even be aware that their stroke risk is elevated because they have no afib symptoms. Should you have silent afib, then this should be diagnosed and treated by professionals, such as those at Atrial Fibrillation Centers Of America.
2. Having afib does not rule out having a healthy and active life. Once you have been diagnosed with afib, your doctor can help develop a healthy and vigorous exercise program. Understanding the root cause of afib and what activities might trigger an afib episode can help each patient follow a healthy and energetic regime. This can be different for each patient, so discuss your specific case with your physician.
3. There are a variety of treatment options for afib. Thanks to research, technology, education, and equipment the medical community has available to them a wide range of both medications and procedures to help afib patients. Controlling heart rates, heart rhythm, and stroke risks are all components of properly managing afib.
Exceptional and compassionate care for you as a patient can be found at Atrial Fibrillation Centers Of America. Dr. Shanti Bansal is committed to the health and well being of each patient and designs treatment plans to fit each individual. If you have afib or believe you may have afib, with or without symptoms, please call our offices to arrange a consultation. Our professional staff is there to assist you with your questions and appointments. Give our office a call today, 832-478-5067.