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Atrial fibrillation

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
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.
Dr. Gavin Noble
Cardiology 23 years experience
Irregular rhythm: Af is an irregular heart rhythm caused by uncoordinated electrical activity in the atria, or top chambers of the heart. Sometimes it is fast, other ti... Read More
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
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
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 17 years experience
Rarely: If atrial fibrillation is inherited, it is most often because of some other associated condition which is also inherited. There are rare types of atri... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 21 years experience
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
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 17 years experience
No, but…: Atrial fibrillation is frequently associated with other cardiovascular disease. In patients with cardiovascular disease, damage to the blood vessels i... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Atrial fibrillation: To achieve erection you have to have enough inflow to the penis and basal constrictors working to damp the outflow. Afib in some people can impair blo... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 34 years experience
No: Congenital heart problems can be inherited and this can lead to afib. But afib itself is not.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 21 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 34 years experience
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
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Winganswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
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.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
Geriatrics 19 years experience
Cva, mi: 1 - if the rate goes too fast...This can become a problem 2 - more commonly, when they beat so erratically, it gives an opportunity for the blood to ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
family medicine 15 years experience
Yes: When the heart is in atrial fibrillation, it causes blood to clot in the chambers of the heart. These clots can flow out of the heart and cause strok... Read More
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