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how is atrial fibrillation diagnosed

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
17 years experience Geriatrics
Ekg: Multiple different ways such as physical exam, most of them usually have to be confirmed by e k g.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
EKG /Physical exam: Different ways. Listening to the heart there is obvious irregular rhythm with irregular rate. The electrocardiogram is diagnostic. Some times atrial ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. RENATA FORD
26 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Holter: Usualmente suspected with symptoms of palpitations, shortness of breath dizziness. A plain ekg can make the diagnosis but if it comes and goes a holte ... Read More
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience Cardiology
Many options: Electrical activity during afib needs to be recorded for official diagnosis. Standard ecg, or longer tests such as holter monitor (24-48 hrs), zio pat ... Read More
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Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Hah: Name all tests and criteria, eh? I think you're over-reaching. Afib is a simple diagnosis to make in most cases. A single ekg, or even a rhythm strip ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
EKG: An irregular pulse especially if rapid would suggest possible atrial fibrillation. An EKG would confirm the diagnosis.
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Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience Cardiology
ECG: The atrial fibrillation is diagnosed on a routine electrocardiogram (ecg).
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
No: Afib cannot directly cause ed. Medicines used to treat afib can impair erections and conditions associated with afib such as heart failure, coronary ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
No, but the meds can: Atrial fib should not affect erectile dysfunction in any direct way. However, two classes of medications commonly used to control heart rate in atrial ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: There would be no best answer to partial ED. But the most reasonable answer could be deduced to fit your individual need. To figure this out, please t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Fast irregular pulse: When the small chambers of the heart ( atria) are beating very fast ( more than 300 beats per minute) the larger chambers beat fast and irregularly.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Abnormal Heart Rhyth: It is an irregularity of your heart beat.It is quite common in older patients.You need to be under the care of a cardiologist as you may need to be pl ... Read More
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