Q&A: Compression Stockings and Atrial Fibrillation?


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: As long as you peripheral arterial circulation is adequate, stockings are fine.