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difference between heart flutter and afib

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Riyaz Nomani
28 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
A.Fib, Palpitations : A.Fib is teh short form for atrial fibrillation which is a term used for irregular heart beat. Palpitations is actually a symptom , not a disease. Th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Different: With a fib the heart rate is usually not regular as you check the pulsus. In palpitation also the regularity of the rythm is interrupted by the palpi ... Read More
Dr. Rajiva Goyal
33 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Afib can cause Palp: Afib can cause palpitations and a rapid heart beat. But there are may other rhythm abnormalities of the heart that can give the same symptoms. Your ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation: read this: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/af/
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience Anesthesiology
AFIB: Afib is unlikely in a 26 yo unless they either have a congenital heart conduction issue OR they are doing drugs like Cocaine or meth. Its more likely ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Anxiety: Anxiety patients have symptoms from all kinds of things. You can't say you have atrial fibrillation without ecg or physical diagnosis evidence of the ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
It can help.: It helps, if ones magnesium level is low. In fact, in some people with life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, intravenous magnesium can be life-s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Palpitations: A definitive diagnosis is best determined by an EKG
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
If the cardiologist: had you wear a Holter monitor for 24-48 hours & the recording of your heart rate & rhythm was fine, then you don't have atrial fibrillation. W ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia: Heart flutter is a symptom. Arrhythmia means an abnormal heart rhythm that could be the cause of the feeling of the heart flutter. There are a myriad ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Kurio
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: For the rhythm issues you listed, one can easily tell by 12 lead ECG. They are other abnormal rhythms that are more difficult to discern.
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