Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
189 Doctors are Online

Having Atrial Fibrillation. Any problems with getting massage done?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Internal Medicine Specialist
Practicing since : 2007
Answered : 362 Questions
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
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Cardiologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor