Treatment

A number of treatments are available for AF. Your doctor will help you choose a treatment based on your heart’s rhythm, your symptoms, and any other medical conditions you may have.  

No matter which AF treatment you receive, the goals may include:

  • Regaining normal heart rhythm
  • Controlling your heart rate
  • Reducing stroke risk

A Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant is a non-drug option to reduce stroke risk for AF patients who are considered suitable for warfarin but have reason to seek an alternative.

Illustration of LAAC implant
  • Atrial fibrillation can cause blood to pool in an area of the heart called the left atrial appendage (LAA)
  • If a blood clot travels through an artery to the brain, it can cause a stroke
  • Blood thinners, such as warfarin, can reduce stroke risk, however these medications may not be well tolerated by everyone
  • An LAAC implant closes off the left atrial appendage to reduce stroke risk

Talk to your physician to see if an LAAC implant is a suitable treatment option for you.

Did You Know?

People with atrial fibrillation have a 5X greater risk of stroke.1

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