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The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano's electrophysiology program offers comprehensive care to help you manage atrial fibrillation. From advanced diagnostic testing to interventional procedures, our team works closely with you and your physician to see that you receive the most appropriate care for your diagnosis.

Taking a collaborative approach to atrial fibrillation management, the electrophysiologists are part of a multidisciplinary team that includes cardiologists, physicians, specialized nurses, imaging experts, and technicians who work with our guests to develop an individualized care and treatment plan.

How Can Atrial Fibrillation Be Prevented?

Following a healthy lifestyle and taking steps to lower your risk for heart disease may help you prevent atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib). These steps include:

If you already have heart disease or other AFib risk factors, work with your doctor to manage your condition. In addition to adopting the healthy habits above, which can help control heart disease, your doctor may advise you to:

  • Follow the DASH eating plan to help lower your blood pressure​.
  • Keep your cholesterol and triglycerides at healthy levels with dietary changes and medicines (if prescribed).
  • Limit or avoid alcohol.
  • Control your blood sugar level if you have diabetes​.
  • Get ongoing medical care and take your medicines as prescribed.

People who have AFib can live normal, active lives. For some people, treatment can restore normal heart rhythms.

For people who have permanent AFib, treatment can help control symptoms and prevent complications. Treatment may include medications, medical procedures, and lifestyle changes.

Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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