Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and You

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AF and You

AF and you

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A diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) can be a dramatic event and often comes as a surprise. It can be hard to come to terms with. A common response is “why me?” especially if you have been conscious of your diet and tried to be fit and active. Whatever the cause of the AF, there will be a period of psychological adjustment following diagnosis as well as changes in how you think and behave.

At first, simply understanding your condition can be challenging, and that is before considering the wide range of treatment options available.

There have been many medical advances and innovations in the treatment of AF. The outlook for people with AF is excellent and there is every reason to believe that quality of life will be as good as anyone else’s.

Whatever your situation, a diagnosis of AF is an ideal time to take stock of your health and lifestyle. There may be things you can do to reduce the impact of your condition and to look after your health and heart.

There is not only life after diagnosis, but also a healthy and fit lifestyle with the right treatment.

Watch video: David Premo: Atrial Fibrillation Patient

Watch as David Premo, an atrial fibrillation patient, AF-related stroke survivor and one of Arrhythmia Alliance/ AF Association dedicated volunteer shares his journey to recovery.

“Whatever happens to you, whether it is good or bad, what is to be, is up to you!” David Premo - Atrial Fibrillation Patient

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