Atrial fibrillation is very prevalent in the community especially among the aging population. One of the dreaded complications of atrial fibrillation is stroke as there is a higher chance of a clot forming in the heart because of this condition. Due to the fact that a clot formation in the heart may dislodge to the brain causing a stroke, atrial fibrillation is a major risk factor for stroke. One of the therapies for reducing the risk of stroke would be to initiate on an appropriate blood thinning agent to thin the blood and reduce the risk of stroke formation.
As atrial fibrillation may be uncomfortable due to irregular heart rate, we may also offer several strategies to try to ease the discomfort from an irregular heart rate. These may involve medications or minimally invasive procedures.