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Having Atrial Fibrillation. Any problems with getting massage done?

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is it safe for someone with afib to get a massage? this is a general question regarding contraindications for massage.
Posted Sun, 29 Apr 2012 in Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
Answered by Dr. Kiran Kumar 43 minutes later

Well there is no correlation between Massage and Atrial Fibrillation.

As you know, Atrial Fibrillation is a condition where there is rapid and irregular heart rate. Massage is not going to affect the heart rhythm.

Its more relevant to know if your heart rate is well controlled or not and whats your functional status..
If you are able to do your normal activities at home without any symptoms, there is no problem with getting a massage

Hope this answers your query.

Please get back if you need any further information.

Dr Kiran
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