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Welcome to AFib Town! This section provides you with information, resources, and support to help you manage AFib as you navigate through each area of daily life. As you browse the wealth of information provided on the AFib Town pages, post your comments, thoughts, experiences and questions in the related discussions. Click on the AFib Town categories below to find information on:
  • Explanations about blood work and other medical tests
  • Questions to ask the doctor
  • Taking part in regular exercise
  • Healthy eating and dining out
  • Tips for traveling


Newly Diagnosed

If you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), you probably have a lot of questions or concerns. You might also be feeling so overwhelmed by the diagnosis that you aren’t sure what kinds of questions to ask. You’ve taken the first step toward learning more, and we’re here to help. More...  


At the Lab

Many people with AFib need to take anticoagulants (sometimes called blood-thinners) to reduce the possibility of blood clots. Learn more about anticoagulants, along with information on wafarin and understanding your AFib labwork, and the basics of INR management. More...
 

At the Hospital-Common Treatment Procedures

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. More...
 

Create an AFib-Friendly Home

Did you know that your environment plays a key role in how well you manage your condition? Learn about the many ways you can structure your home environment to be a place that supports your healthy living choices and helps you manage your AFib for the best possible outcome. More...
 

At Work

If you’re supporting a family or have invested in a satisfying career, you may wonder how AFib will affect your job and your ability to do your work. Most people who have AFib are able to continue working, although the diagnostic process and the start-up of new medications can sometimes require some time off at first. More...
 

Exercising with Atrial Fibrillation

Having heart-related issues like atrial fibrillation may make you feel concerned about whether it’s safe for you to exercise, even if you’ve been regularly involved in consistent physical activity for years. You may be concerned that raising your heart rate by exercising could actually worsen your AFib. Recent studies indicate that some people living with AFib do better with exercise. More...
 

AFib and Food Choices

If you suspect that you have AFib, or have been diagnosed with it, you may feel concerned or even fearful about the changes you’ll encounter as you seek to manage the condition. Although each person will have their own unique experience with AFib and will find different ways to manage the changes. More...
 

Worry-Free Traveling with Atrial Fibrillation

Many people diagnosed with AFib live long, full and active lives. If you’ve been recently diagnosed, or if you’re considering your travel and leisure options with AFib, here you’ll find helpful information to plan a safe and enjoyable outing. More...
 

What to Expect at Your Doctor’s Office

If you suspect that you have AFib, or have been diagnosed with it, you may feel concerned or even fearful about what that will mean. The more knowledge you have about the condition and how it is treated, the better prepared you will be to work in partnership with your healthcare team to find the best solution for you. More...