Detect atrial fibrillation when it happens
Have you been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation or any other kind of arrhythmia and received treatment? This therapy relies on two principles. First, the blood needs to be “thinned out” regularly (by means of blood-thinning agents called anticoagulants) in order to prevent the accumulation of blood clots (thrombi) and thereby minimize one's risk of a stroke. Second, an attempt is made at normalizing the rhythm of the heart by drug treatment with antiarrhythmics or electrophysiological methods.
In most cases, these forms of heartbeat-stabilizing therapy are not permanent solutions. It is important, using responsible self-assessment, to be able to identify if and when cardiac arrhythmias happen. This way, your doctor will be able to decide on a form of therapy best suited for you.