How does someone prevent atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fib. May not be able to prevent this arrhythmia. But some people can get episodes after drinking alcohol.
Avoid stimulants. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, decongestants, valvular heart disease, obesity , hyperthyroidism, chf, hypertension, and old age.

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Are there any steps I can take to prevent mild atrial fibrillation from getting worse?

Yes. Downstream treatments are considered to have small benefits based on clinical studies once af is diagnosed (in other words damage is already done). I do believe that therapeutic lifestyle changes are important for some. These would include minimizng alcohol, controlling weight, getting adequate exercise, controlling blood pressure, and assessing and treating sleep apnea. Read more...
Stay or get healthy. There are many things that may worsen atrial fibrillation. These include excessive alcohol use, caffeine and being overweight. If any of these apply to you, try to improve them. You should also work with your doctor to ensure you don't have an underlying heart valve problem, coronary artery disease or a thyroid disorder that is causing atrial fibrillation. Read more...

Can you tell me in addition to medication, how can I prevent the recurrence of atrial fibrillation?

See below. Keep your BP well controlled, potassium and magnesium in the upper range of normal, and keep your fingers crossed. That's all you can do. If it comes back often, you either need medication, ablation, or both. Read more...
Get fit. Risk factor modification has been shown to reduce and occasionally eliminate atrial fibrillation. Weight loss and moderate intensity aerobic exercise is very effective. Avoid stimulants and alcohol as well. Read more...

Purpose of arixtra in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation?

Low molecular wt hep. It's a low molecular weight heparin, given subcutaneously to anti-coagulate ("thin the blood") and prevent clotting. Read more...

What is the role of arixtra in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation?

Limited. This particular agent is only given subcutaneously so its use is pretty much limited to, if we just focus on atrial fibrillation here, those patients who cannot take an oral anticoagulant but are felt by their doctors to be at high risk for an embolic stroke or event in the setting of atrial fibrillation. There are oral medications that have similar mechanisms of action and validated efficacy. Read more...

Can someone work with atrial fibrillation?

Work and afib. It depends on the person's overall functional status but in general, patients can work with atrial fibrillation. Read more...
Yes. As long as the heart rate is not to fast and the risk of strike is appropriately dealt with, people work with af. Some people might feel better if they are in normal rhythm. Specific questions regarding rhythm vs. Rate control should be directed to your doctor. Read more...