Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common of the cardiac arrhythmias - and unfortunately it can be one of the most frustrating to treat, for both the doctor and the patient. In fact, there is no "best" way to treat atrial fibrillation that can be applied to everyone. Instead, there are two very different general approaches to treating this arrhythmia - and with each approach, several potential treatment options are available. Things can get confusing very quickly for you and your doctor.
This means that if you have atrial fibrillation, to make sure you get the therapy that fits you best, you need to learn as much as you can about this arrhythmia, about the various therapies that are used for it, and which of these therapies are appropriate under which circumstances. Armed with this information, you can work with your doctor to choose the treatment path that's right for you.