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is irregular heartbeat a symptom of a fib (atrial fibrillation)

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Afib/pill: You should have a detailed discussion with your doctor about the implications of atrial fibrillation for you. There is no single answer to this questi ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Afib: To know you need an ECG done with the irregular rhythm.
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Atrial fibrillation is one of many causes of an "irregular heart beat" but there are many other much more benign causes as well. Talk with your doctor ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Ablation.: After assessing the underlying cause of the fibrillation and measuring the size of the two atrial heart chambers, using echocardiography, one can pred ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Dinerman
33 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Ablation: Catheter ablation (pulmonary vein isolation) can be curative. Although not curative, an av node ablation in combination with a pacemaker or defibrill ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Atrial fibrillation: has variable symptoms. In fact many patient are completely asymptomatic. It would not be surprising for you to have short intermittent symptoms that a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Not always: It certainly can be. Although there are multiple instances when one can have an "irregular heartbeat'. You should see your doctor so an ekg can be do ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
No,: There are many types of arrythmias, a-fib is one one them, abide a more common type. Here is a great summary from an excellent source! http://www.Nhl ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Partially yes: The most common irregular heart beat is sinus arrhythmia which is a respiratory variation in the regularity, a perfectly normal heart rhythm and not i ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Strickman
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes it can be the ca: Hyperthyroid can cause afib.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Arrhythmia : Arrhythmia is a generic term for any abnormal heart rhythm. Atrial fibrillation is a specific type of arrhythmia. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Many dysrhythmias: Ablation is a procedure used to treat many different types of dysrhythmias; atrial fibrillation is only the latest in a long line of dysrhythmias trea ... Read More
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