Atrial Fibrillation

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Quiz: Do You Understand Atrial Fibrillation?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

The goal of atrial fibrillation treatment is solely to restore your normal heart rate and rhythm.

Explanation:
The goal of atrial fibrillation treatment is to restore your normal heart rate and rhythm and prevent blood clots.
2

Rate control slows down the heartbeat to make it less rapid and less irregular.

Explanation:
The rate control strategy is to slow your heart down with medications that are relatively easy to take and safe.
3

Rhythm control involves treatments to get the heartbeat back to beating normally.

Explanation:
The rhythm control strategy involves getting the heartbeat regular and back to normal, often with medications called antiarrhythmic drugs.
4

Ablation is a very effective atrial fibrillation treatment for any patient.

Explanation:
Ablation can be a very effective atrial fibrillation treatment, but it isn’t for all patients.
5

Cardioversion uses small, very safe electrical shocks to the heart to restore a normal rapid heartbeat.

Explanation:
Cardioversion restores a normal rapid heartbeat with small, very safe electrical shocks to the heart of a patient who’s briefly put to sleep.

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