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.

If a new medication has accompanying side effects, it may initially create a challenge for you to do everything you’ve been doing at home and at work. However, many people find that those issues subside as your body becomes accustomed to the new routine.

You may also wonder what you need to share with your co-workers or your boss at your place of work regarding your condition and diagnosis. You may have concerns about what to do if you have an episode of atrial fibrillation while you’re at work.


What does my workplace need to know about my condition?

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.
 


AFib, Work Stress and Assessing Your Priorities

Regardless of your job, chances are good that you experience stress from time to time as a result. When managing a chronic condition is added to your workload, it may prompt you to question whether you can handle all that you have on your plate.
 


We invite you to learn more in the following articles, and discuss how you manage these topics and more at our online forum.  We hope you’ll connect with others and find helpful ways to build your healthiest life.
 

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    Spencer
    You will not know if your heart may preclude doing the job until after the ablation and recovery.  We do not know what type of  job you are talking about.   Does it require physical or mental stress or both?  This year is almost over...
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    Milano - the question for me is rather longterm.  I have an employer now and am not planning on leaving till maybe late this year.  My only concern is that will or should I fully disclose my medical fitness to my employer.  They are hiring me...
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    Spencer

    I think you should wait until after your ablation and your recovery to make any long term decisions.  I am hoping your ablation will go very well and this issue of medical reporting will not be a problem.  We all want quick answers a...
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