AFib at the Hospital
Many people diagnosed with AFib live long, full and active lives, and it’s possible to receive treatment for a single episode of atrial fibrillation and recover without needing to have a surgical procedure. Some people manage their atrial fibrillation symptoms with their healthcare provider by taking a medication, and others may either take medications for a while and then have a procedure or they may opt for having a procedure right away.
Procedures in a hospital can range from a fairly simple cardioversion, which can have a quick recovery time, to complex treatments requiring an open heart surgical procedure for persistent, chronic atrial fibrillation.
Although AFib can be stressful for anyone whose symptoms continually or periodically flare up, you may also discover that once you find a way to manage your condition or find a procedure that works to correct the problem, you regain a sense of normalcy in your life. With the right treatment, many people are able to relieve symptoms.
On the pages below, you’ll find tips and insight about treatment with procedures to relieve AFib including:
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I had a Mini Maze procedure, followed up 6 weeks later with a modified RF ablation. I also had the atrial appendage removed so I don't have to take blood thinners. This was about 1 year ago. I have not had any AFib for the past year, but after th...