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Is it common for teenagers to have atrial fib

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: If a teenager has atrial fibrillation, damage to the heart needs to be excluded.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Atrial fibrillation: The two most common causes of atrial fibrillation are hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and degenerative disease of the cardiac conduction system a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evaristo Badiola
46 years experience Psychiatry
See your cardilogist: An intermittent atrial fib can be dangerous because of its unpredictability.
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
42 years experience Dentistry
One Factor: Although I am a dentist, I am we'll versed in basic medicine. One factor that could cause atrial fibrillation is a hyper-active thyroid. I would sugge ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Atrial fibrillation, by definition, is an irregularity in the heartbeat, and therefore is detectable by manual palpation of someone's pulse. It should ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not necessarily: Traveling to 10000 feet should be OK. See your doctor before you go, because they may want to prescribe you Diamox (acetazolamide) to prevent altitude ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Dehydration: He essentially needs fluids.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Anxiety/stress may be associated with catecholamine excess (adrenalin) which increases automaticity of the heart (irritability) which can encourage t ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Carlos
19 years experience Critical Care
It depends...: Revlimid (lenalidomide) is an important treatment for myelodysplastic syndromes. Not treating these syndromes may be more dangerous than being on rev ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in General Practice
Amiodarone: Amiodarone is one of the most effective antiarrhythmics in cardiology. It stays in your system up to 12 weeks. Please do not discontinue amiodarone o ... Read More
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