Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms: 

According to the CDC, more than 12 million Americans will be living with atrial fibrillation by 2030. With cases on the rise, it's essential to know how to identify the warning signs so you can consult your prescribing practitioner for treatment. Although not everybody experiences symptoms, those who do report the following: 
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness
  • Heart palpitations

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Factors:

Some factors that may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation include: 
  • Age, specifically those over 60 years of age
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease

Atrial Fibrillation Management

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Home PT/INR Testing

Maintaining a safe PT/INR can help you avoid atrial fibrillation-related complications such as bleeding or stroke. While regularly checking your PT/INR with your doctor is essential, more frequent testing can help reduce severe risks to your health. Lincare's home PT/INR tests are easy to use, quick, and reliable. 

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Cardiac Monitoring

Remote cardiac services enable patients to monitor the condition of their heart and provide timely information to practitioners. Our easy-to-use cardiac monitoring devices allow caregivers to quickly diagnose disorders and determine a treatment plan.

How We Can Help

Patients who receive a manufactured valve will almost always require a blood-thinning medication for the rest of their lives. The blood thinner will keep clots from forming. Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve can be challenging, but you're not in it alone. Lincare’s affiliates are here for you and provide at Home PT/INR Testing. The INR Testing program may improve health-related quality of life while receiving the medical treatment you need.
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