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is atrial fibrillation dangerous to have?

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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
It can be: It can lead to stroke unless you take anticoagulants.
Answered on Sep 1, 2013
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Dr. Gavin Noble
21 years experience Cardiology
It depends: Appropriate management can lower the risk. Specifically, the heart rate needs to be controlled and stroke risk needs to be addressed. Specific guidance should be available from your physician.
Answered on Apr 19, 2014
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Dr. Rick Koch
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21 years experience Cardiology
It can be : Increased stroke risk is the major consideration here. Talk to your cardiologist about what yours is & whether you should be on blood thinners or just Aspirin (for lower risk patients).
Answered on Jun 10, 2015
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