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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Flecamide: this is a dangerous medicine but used in what you have as untested it may be more dangerous. Discuss with your Dr.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mansour Alfayez
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
Electricity : The heart is a house with 2 chambers upstairs (atria) and 2 chambers downstairs (ventrical). The electricity to the downstairs chambers comes from the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
No: Congenital heart problems can be inherited and this can lead to afib. But afib itself is not.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
It can be: If afib is difficult to treat ie unable to convert patient to normal rythm or unable to slow rate down with medicines, or perhapse the patient can't t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience in Cardiology
Usually: Almost always. It may terminate on it's own in some circumstances, but not very often. If you had a internal or external defibrillator, then you cou ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience in Cardiology
Not usually: Not typically; however, if you also have an accessory pathway (wolff-parkinson-white syndrome), this is a unique situation where af is known to cause ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Sometimes: There is a gene that makes the tendency to get it more likely, but most a fib is due to environmental and aquired factors such as age, valvular heart ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Fibrillation: atrial fibrillation has normal left ventricular contractions put poor atrial function. Ventricular fibrillation has no real ventricular contractions s ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience in Cardiology
Ventricular fib: Atrial fibrillation (af) in rare instances can be a life threatening condition. However, many thousands of people each day remain in af without any li ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Higano
36 years experience in Cardiology
Irregular pulse: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm that is intermittent (or paroxysmal), arising from the upper chambers of the heart (or atri ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Symptoms: You should be seeing a cardiologist for evaluation and management.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience in Cardiology
VF vs AF: Ventricular is lethal instantly. A fib is not lethal and treated with medications or ablation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience in Cardiology
Rarely: In rare settings where the usual conduction pathway is not in place atrial fibrillation (af) can lead to ventricular fibrillation (vf) . For example, ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behzad Pavri
34 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Usually benign: Premature or "skipped" beats frome the bottom chambers of the heart are common; they sometimes occur in fixed patterns. When every other beat is a pre ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Neither: Neither is worse, both require treatment when they cause symptoms.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience in General Surgery
For: Any chances to "recover" from vfib one need to be in an intensive care an hooked to an ekg. And a slim chance to live. If someone collapses on the str ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Irregular/ regular: Heart rythm problem is more unpredictable in a fib. In flutter the are more predictable and regular rate. The treatment approach differs and risk of ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Not necessarily: One can have atrial tachycardia/paroxysmal atrial tachycardia with a structurally normal heart and no evidence of coronary artery disease.
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A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience in Anesthesiology
Atrial fibrillation?: Most common cardiac dysthymia on the general population. Affect over 2 million people in usa. Incidence increase with age. Associated with hypertensio ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Not always: It certainly can be. Although there are multiple instances when one can have an "irregular heartbeat'. You should see your doctor so an ekg can be do ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Fast irregular pulse: When the small chambers of the heart ( atria) are beating very fast ( more than 300 beats per minute) the larger chambers beat fast and irregularly.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Abnormal Heart Rhyth: It is an irregularity of your heart beat.It is quite common in older patients.You need to be under the care of a cardiologist as you may need to be pl ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience in Cardiology
Holter results: inspection of relevance ECG tracings is necessary for appropriate interpretive report.
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