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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation: There are no 100% permanently effective treatments for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, there are however very effective treatments.
Dr. Joshua Buckler
19 years experience Cardiology
In the right patient: An invasive procedure called an atrial fibrillation ablation using either radio frequency or a freezing technology called cryoablation actually has a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Afib: To know you need an ECG done with the irregular rhythm.
Dr. Joshua Buckler
19 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Atrial fibrillation is one of many causes of an "irregular heart beat" but there are many other much more benign causes as well. Talk with your doctor ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Paroxysmal: Timing is critical. If a Holter monitor did not show any atrial fibrillation it's most likely because there was no such activity during the time you c ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Event monitor: If you are continuing to have symptoms that you feel are possible atrial fibrillation, but you were unlucky enough to not have symptoms during a 24 ho ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Agin: Atral fibrillation can cause fainting in some circumstances but usually doesn't. If you have both you should see your doc for an evaluation.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes it is possible, especially if the heart is damaged , or enlarged.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
It can: It can, but usually the heart has to have other problems for stress to precipitate this.
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A female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Many: High blood pressure is a risk factor. Consider high thyroid levels, premature heart beats, or high amounts of Epinephrine (rare). There are other rare ... Read More
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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
It can: The stress of hypovolemia can trigger reflex tachycardia and atrial fibrillation, especially in a diseased heart.
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