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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Clarify: What are you asking exactly? The definition of slow ventricular rate? Or specific symptoms?
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Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Usually < 60-70: Most people, left untreated, have rates between 70 and 150. It's a bit unusual to fall below that without drugs or other treatment.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
ClincalTrialsInEarly: stages; Study https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02101541. While ablation (killing heart muscle) continues being promoted & performed, succe ... Read More
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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Alternate technique: My understanding is that FIRM (focal impulse and rotor modulation) ablation is, perhaps, a more advanced ablation system using a very sophisticated ca ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
Lots of options: You're correct, there are a lot of options, and a lot of it comes down to your preferences and discussions with your doctor. For atrial fibrillation w ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: atrial fibrillation is when the atrium is beating not in coordination with the ventricle. It beats around 200 beats a minute. If the ventricular rate ... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Well: Does not work quite like that. Also you have other risk factors like the alcohol. This is very damaging to the heart. Now the atrial fib puts you at ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience Cardiology
Yes.: If the heart rate is elevated for prolonged periods of time, there is a risk for tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy - or weakening of the heart from r ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation: read this: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/af/
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See a cardiologist: Please review him with his Cardiologist asap. His symptoms are suggesting worsening Atrial fibrillation, Obstructive Sleep apnoea and therefore a poss ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
18 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Some monitors may miscount if you have a very fast irregular pulse but it'll probably be accurate. There are a number of other apps you could use to c ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. PETER Stanfield
45 years experience Psychiatry
A-Fib.: See your cardiologist. Get some Aspirin or anticoagulant.

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