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chronic atrial fibrillation in children

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.

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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 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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Food can affect meds: Afib is a rythm that can be very fast and can cause a stroke from blod clots going to the brain. Many patients are on Coumadin (warfarin) a blood thin ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
29 years experience Cardiology
Yes: I have seen af in 20 year olds. Most likely genetic when it afflicts young people.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
37 years experience Cardiology
Work and afib: It depends on the person's overall functional status but in general, patients can work with atrial fibrillation.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
All: As long as the heart rate is controlled, there is no contraindication to exercise with atrial fibrillation.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes none: Highly variable: some people are entirely unaware. Others feel their heart beating irregularly or "fluttering" & may notice rapid heart rate. Commonl ... Read More
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