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effect of high altitudes on atrial fibrillation

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation: In general one mile altitude won't have a lot of effect on afib other than maybe some speed up of the heart rate. Oxygenation is still good at that al ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Not: No connection. But muscle building steroid may.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
AF and caffeine: Boost/energy/high caffeine drinks are not recommended in patients with af. Occasional drinks with caffeine like coffee and soda usually do not trigger ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Atrial dilitation: High blood pressure can cause the left ventricle to enlarge. As the walls of the ventricle thicken they also become stiff, and the left atrium then ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
I know of NO: long term effects from using beta blockers (such as Bisoprolol) for rapid heart rate! They will not increase (and in fact they will DECREASE) the aor ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Carollo
30 years experience Cardiology
Hypotension: Your BP is not an unusual reading for a young woman. A heart rate at rest of 110 is also not unusual at your age but one would prefer to see it lower. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
No: Coumadin (warfarin) does not affect HR or BP. It is only a blood thinner.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
PAC's and PVC's: These are not usually dangerous if your heart is normal. They can be treated if you feel the abnormal beats. If they disappear when you exercise th ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Strader
21 years experience Cardiology
Heart rate / stroke: Two issues with afib. The first is stroke. Afib is a risk for stroke, and thus all patients with afib need some sort of blood thinner. Whether that ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Alcohol's Effects: Alcohol is a diuretic...Making you pee off fluids through your kidneys. It is also a depressant and can really make moodiness or depression worse. ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Reduces it: It lowers the risk.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
LAP: Elevated la pressure increases the outflow resistance from the pulmonary circulation and will raise the pulmonary artery pressure if the right ventric ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
See below.: The most important effect of atrial fibrillation is the risk of clots arising in the atrium and causing a stroke when the clot leaves the atrium and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
It is hard to : Say based on your description, but it sounds abnormal of course, you should see if there is a clinical correlation. Review it with your doctor and com ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Bradycardia: I dont see a con of having a pacemaker with symptomatic bradycardia. Seems like its either that or passing out the whole time.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
18 years experience Cardiology
Sinus tach : Inapprorpriate sinus tach is by definition not a paroxysmal thing so it should be an all or most of the time thing.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience Medical Oncology
Can have negative : Effect specially if less than 10. Chronic severe anemia is a cause for CHF (uncommon).
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
No one right answer: This has never been precisely defined to my knowledge. I would say (as a general rule of thumb) if someone has less than 100-200 PVCs in 24 hour perio ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
31 years experience Cardiology
??: never heard of it. At least, in my 20 years of cardiology practice I have not noted this
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Charpie
30 years experience Pediatrics
It depends...: A high pulse rate (or fast heart rate) is not inherently dangerous as long as the fast heart rate is due to a normal heart rhythm (e.g. The fast heart ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
Probably not: Vacuum erection devices are safe to use as long as your doctor or cardiologist has told you that you are healthy enough to have sexual intercourse.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
18 years experience Cardiology
It doesn't : see above
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: These dysrhythmias can lead to a malignant dysrhythmia such as ventricular fibrillation; the cause of sudden death.
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