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atrial fibrillation with controlled ventricular response

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience 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
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Only in a Very Few: Generally, the answer to this is a very solid "no." this is a rare complication of people with another condition (on top of their afib) called wolff-p ... Read More

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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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience 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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Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
V-fib worse: Ventricular fibrillation is essentially one form of heart attack ... Atrial-fibrillation is mainly a problem if the resulting ventricular rate is very ... Read More
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience Cardiology
Ventricular fib: Vf is worse; it usually causes cardiac arrest which is often fatal. Atrial fibrillation, while not as severe, also has significant health risks. It ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience 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. Gabriel Goren
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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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience Cardiology
It depends: Ventricular fibrillation is from the bottom chamber; vf is worse; it usually causes cardiac arrest which is often fatal. Atrial fibrillation - from th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
AF vs vf: Good question, they could look alike on ECG. Both would also result in cardiac arrest. As no perfusion would result, one would expect AF waves to be l ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
31 years experience Cardiology
Afib/vfib: ventricular standstill and fine v-fib are functionally the same the ventricle is not contracting - vfib is a slight quivering which may or may not be ... Read More

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