What should I do if my heart is in A-fib? How to help: Call a doctor. AFib episodes rarely cause serious problems, but they’ll need to get checked out. If they’re uncomfortable or their heart is beating rapidly, call 911 or go to an emergency room. Doctors may use medications or a device called a cardioverter to help their heart go back to a normal rhythm.
How do I get my heart back into rhythm? Cardioversion is a medical procedure that uses quick, low-energy shocks to restore a regular heart rhythm. It’s a treatment for certain types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias), including atrial fibrillation (A-fib). Sometimes cardioversion is done using medications.
How do they get you out of A-fib? Cardioversion therapy
If A-fib symptoms are bothersome or if this is the first episode of atrial fibrillation, a doctor may attempt to reset the heart rhythm (sinus rhythm) using a procedure called cardioversion. Cardioversion can be done in two ways: Electrical cardioversion.
Can you get yourself out of A-fib? Some episodes of AFib can come and go on their own. Others may need treatment to get your heart back to a normal rate and rhythm. Sometimes, you may be able to take steps to help ease symptoms or stop an episode when it starts. Talk to your doctor about what’s safe and makes sense for you.