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Atrial fibrillation (AF) causes an irregular heartbeat. There are various causes of AF. Medication can slow a fast heart rate and ease symptoms. Sometimes treatment can restore the heart rhythm back to normal. In addition, a medicine to prevent clots forming is usually advised to reduce the risk of having a stroke.
A normal heart rate should be between 60 and 100 beats a minute when you're resting, and is regular. The main difference between a normal rhythm and atrial fibrillation is that you are unable to predict when the next heart beat will come along, as heart rate is irregular.
This may lead to a number of problems, including dizziness and shortness of breath. You may also be aware of a fast and irregular heartbeat (palpitations) and feel very tired.
How is it treated? Includes videos on the ECG test and ablation.
An anticoagulant is a medicine that stops blood from clotting. Warfarin is the main oral anticoagulant used in the UK. It is used in Atrial Fibrillation, but also for pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lungs) and deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the veins of the legs).
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This is a FREE service provided by NHS High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group in a partnership with the GP surgeries in Lewes:
The GP practices in Lewes are offering ‘On Track’ Live Well Feel Better group sessions for people who have already had one-to-one health coaching and feel they would benefit from this continuation of support. The upcoming groups are as follows: Every other Wednesday at 6.00-7.30 pm
All groups are held at:
The Challoner Room, Cluny Halls, St Pancras Church, Irelands Lane, Lewes BN7 1QX
Upcoming groups are held on Wednesday evenings from 6.00 to 7.30 pm:
June 6th, June 20th, July 4th, July 18th, Aug 1st, Aug 15th, Aug 29th, Sept 12th, Sept 26th.
Note: Sessions may also be offered on a different day of the week from April.
Please let us know if you would like to attend by:
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Posted at 11:35 on 07/03/2018
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