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cause of chronic atrial fibrillation

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: Albuterol can increase your atrio-ventricular conduction and make your atrial fibrillation conduct faster to the ventricles, so you could have an over ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
There may be none: Atrial fibrillation is a heart arrhythmia where the atria (2top chambers) are contracting in a rapid disorganized manner, and the blood is being pumpe ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Davant
49 years experience Family Medicine
How about a stroke?: Chronic a. Fib patients are at high risk for strokes. Until that happens, you might notice fatigue, palpations, poor exercise tolerance.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanan Morcos
21 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
No: Atrial fibrillation is a chaotic rhythm from the top chamber of the heart... Treatment is blood thinner spending on a score given by your risk factors ... Read More
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Dr. Randee Lipman
38 years experience Cardiology
Atrial Fibrillation: Atrial fibrillation can be caused by valve problems, high lung pressures, enlarged heart chambers, advanced age and just because. It is not easy to t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Bradycardia : A concern I have is why it is difficult to breathe on the right side. Fluid in the lung comes to mind. Metoprolol is often used to control atrial fibr ... Read More
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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