What should I ask my doctor if I have intermittent atrial fibrillation?

Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Medicine
If you have intermittent atrial fibrillation, it's important to understand all you can about this condition. Here are some questions to ask your doctor about atrial fibrillation: 
- What does intermittent atrial fibrillation mean?
- What types of medical tests will I need to determine the cause of atrial fibrillation?                
- Will I have to take medications for intermittent atrial fibrillation?                                                          - Will I have restrictions on my physical activity?
- Will I have dietary restrictions with intermittent atrial fibrillation?                                                          
- How can I manage other health problems such as hypertension with atrial fibrillation?
- How often do I need to see you for checkups?
- Will my health insurance cover the cost of treatment for intermittent atrial fibrillation?
- Must I take a blood thinner with atrial fibrillation? 
- Where can I get current information on atrial fibrillation on the internet?

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