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can murmur cause atrial fibrillation

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
20 years experience 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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Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
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
51 years experience Cardiology
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

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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
25 years experience 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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Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation: Atrial fibrillation , or afib, is a very common rhythm disturbance, the most common in this country. It is most often associated with hypertension ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
31 years experience Cardiology
Clot formation: Because blood in the left atrium is not propelled forward normally during atiral fibrillation, it allows for the formation of clots. Small areas of bl ... Read More
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Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
Standstill: The extremely rapid rates of atrial fibrillation are in fact so fast that they create two problems: the top chamber is not mechanically moving very fa ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No: But hyperthyroidism is a common cause. Also, you mention alcohol addition and that's one of the commonest causes. Also age over 70 is a common cause ( ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Atrial fibrillation is an irregularly irregular heart rhythm , it can happen when the atrium( upper chamber of the heart) is enlarged. Hypertension c ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: Atrial fibrillation can be provoked (though only in part) by certain stress and relaxation states, but since you don't have control of those in a drea ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
31 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
AF clots: The rapid rhythm in the upper chamber (atrium) cause a stagnation of blood flow through it - it beats too fast to force the blood through it efficient ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
47 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
20 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
31 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

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