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If you exhibit mild symptoms of atrial fibrillation, contact your WellStar physician for an examination. However, if you experience chest pain that lasts more than a few minutes, difficulty in breathing, or fainting, go immediately to the emergency room.
Atrial fibrillation will be newly diagnosed in 2.66 million Americans this year. About 12 million people will have the condition by 2050.
*Source: American Heart Association
 

Atrial Fibrillation Ongoing Care

WellStar’s world-class, community-based physicians utilize state-of-the-art medical centers and hospitals with the latest technologies and medical resources. Our clinicians are dedicated to:


  • Helping you create and maintain healthy lifestyles
  • Offering advice to prevent illness and injuries
  • Providing early and appropriate care of acute illness to prevent its progression

Cardiac Care at WellStar

WellStar’s Cardiovascular Network provides top-flight Cardiac Care throughout its physicians’ offices, urgent care centers and emergency rooms. Emergency departments at WellStar Cobb, WellStar Douglas, WellStar Kennestone, and WellStar Paulding hospitals provide comprehensive cardiac services. WellStar Cobb and WellStar Kennestone hospital’s cardiac diagnostic and treatment services provide the next level of defense against heart disease. The technologically advanced Cardiac Center at WellStar Kennestone Hospital and partnership with Emory Healthcare for adult open-heart surgery raises the bar on world-class cardiac care. WellStar’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Services’ medically supervised programs focus on helping heart disease patients maintain a healthier heart through education and support groups.


Phone: 770.956.STAR (7827)


Ongoing Care at Home

The same lifestyle choices that help prevent atrial fibrillation can also help prevent a recurrence:


  • Control blood pressure
  • Control blood sugar levels
  • Eat a low-fat, low-sodium diet
  • Control your cholesterol
  • Don’t smoke
  • Limit alcohol consumption (no more than two drinks daily for men, and one drink daily for women)
  • Limit caffeine consumption
  • Exercise as recommended by your WellStar physician.

Other recommendations for your on-going care after atrial fibrillation:


  • Keep track of all medications you take
  • Keep track of your weight and blood pressure
  • Write down your questions and never be afraid to ask your WellStar physicians for clarification regarding your condition or your treatment
 
 
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