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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 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
48 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.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanan Morcos
20 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
37 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
22 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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Atrial fibrillation include:: Watchful waiting, Cardioversion, Cardiac ablation.
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Many different: Drugs for treatment of atrial fibrillation but I am confused by the term vagal af.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Lots of choices: If the goal is just to control the heart rate, the common choices are drugs that slow the heart rate like a beta blocker or calcium channel blocker an ... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: All patients with atrial fibrillation should be placed on anticoagulants to decrease the risk of blood clots from the atrium. Drugs like warfarin or t ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Please make sure you have seen an electrophysiologist... That is really essential... In short yes you can be cardioverted, but by a specialist
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
Lots of options: You're correct, there are a lot of options, and a lot of it comes down to your preferences and discussions with your doctor. For atrial fibrillation w ... Read More
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