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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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience in Urology
No: Afib cannot directly cause ed. Medicines used to treat afib can impair erections and conditions associated with afib such as heart failure, coronary ... Read More
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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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience in Cardiology
No, but the meds can: Atrial fib should not affect erectile dysfunction in any direct way. However, two classes of medications commonly used to control heart rate in atrial ... 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
26 years experience in Cardiology
Several options: With medications to slow down the heart rate or control the heart rhythm, in the right setting blood thinners to minimize the risk of stroke, electric ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience in Geriatrics
There are many: Causes for atrial fibrillation. An easy one to evaluate for is an over active thyroid by checking a tsh. Other causes are anything that causes structu ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Irregular heart beat: Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heart beat that results in a fluttering (fibrillating) of the top portion of the heart.
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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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