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Prognosis

When a cause of atrial fibrillation is identified and treated, the arrhythmia often goes away. It is less likely to go away in people who have long-standing rheumatic heart disease or any condition in which the atria are enlarged.

Blood thinning medications can reduce the risk of a stroke or other complications.

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