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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
No: Congenital heart problems can be inherited and this can lead to afib. But afib itself is not.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
It can be: If afib is difficult to treat ie unable to convert patient to normal rythm or unable to slow rate down with medicines, or perhapse the patient can't t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
17 years experience in Geriatrics
Cva, mi: 1 - if the rate goes too fast...This can become a problem 2 - more commonly, when they beat so erratically, it gives an opportunity for the blood to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: When the heart is in atrial fibrillation, it causes blood to clot in the chambers of the heart. These clots can flow out of the heart and cause strok ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
17 years experience in 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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Rapid heart beat: You may feel that your heart is racing, sometimes you may feel like passing out, you feel irregular heart beat.
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
It can be: It can lead to stroke unless you take anticoagulants.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
It depends: Atrial fibrillation is an irregular rhythm in which the atria beat at nearly 400 beats/min. It is common in older patients as a reflection of aging of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Strader
21 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Slow down the heart: Beta blockers and digoxin are often used first to slow down the heart when there is rapid heart rate of af. In some patients, electric shocks can be ... Read More
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