Ask the Doctors July 2016 Issue

Options for Atrial Fibrillation

Michael Rocco, MD, Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Stress Testing at Cleveland Clinic.

Options for Atrial Fibrillation

I have recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF) on beta-blockers but when they occur I feel very poorly. My doctor has discussed drug therapy and ablation. Which is better? I have chronic atrial fibrillation, but cannot take blood thinners due to recurrent bleeding. Are there alternatives to reduce stroke?

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