Q: Is it okay to wear compression stockings when in atrial fibrillation? Will compression stockings cause complications with heart conditions? I have a replacement tissue mitral valve and have had maze procedure and two cardio-versions, but still keep flipping back into atrial fibrillation, which is controlled by medication. My pulse still varies from between 90 and 115. Will compression stockings affect all this?
A: I see no harm in using them unless you have severe peripheral arterial disease. They may help with ankle swelling as well.
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