How to Manage Atrial Fibrillation
Understanding atrial fibrillation will allow you to communicate your needs to your family, friends, and healthcare providers. Knowing how to manage atrial fibrillation will empower you to live your life healthier, happier, and with less worry.
Avoid caffeine and other stimulants
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Stimulants — even too much coffee, tea, soda, or chocolate — can speed up your heart rate even more. Also, beware of over-the-counter medicines, including nutritional supplements and cold and allergy medicines. Drugs may contain stimulants or have other properties that can trigger arrhythmias and/or interact with your prescription medications.