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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
There may be none: Atrial fibrillation is a heart arrhythmia where the atria (2top chambers) are contracting in a rapid disorganized manner, and the blood is being pumpe ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Davant
49 years experience Family Medicine
How about a stroke?: Chronic a. Fib patients are at high risk for strokes. Until that happens, you might notice fatigue, palpations, poor exercise tolerance.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanan Morcos
21 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
No: Atrial fibrillation is a chaotic rhythm from the top chamber of the heart... Treatment is blood thinner spending on a score given by your risk factors ... Read More
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Dr. Randee Lipman
38 years experience Cardiology
Atrial Fibrillation: Atrial fibrillation can be caused by valve problems, high lung pressures, enlarged heart chambers, advanced age and just because. It is not easy to t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: Albuterol can increase your atrio-ventricular conduction and make your atrial fibrillation conduct faster to the ventricles, so you could have an over ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Bradycardia : A concern I have is why it is difficult to breathe on the right side. Fluid in the lung comes to mind. Metoprolol is often used to control atrial fibr ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Atrial fibrillation include:: Watchful waiting, Cardioversion, Cardiac ablation.
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Many different: Drugs for treatment of atrial fibrillation but I am confused by the term vagal af.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Digoxin,coumadin (warfarin) or : To prevent stroke we need to use Coumadin (warfarin) or pradaxa, for rapid atrial fibrillation we can use digoxin, beta blockers and antoarrythmic dru ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation: We have a variety of medications we use for afib. First we need to diagnose that its there and why before we choose medications. We have anticoagulant ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Hardwin Mead
42 years experience Cardiology
Rate or rhythm? : Some meds are good to control the heart rate in af, others are to try to control the rhythm and maintain normal sinus rhythm. In addition, blood thin ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation: We have a lot of medicines we use with specific reasons for each. Your doctor can explain why he/she is using what is prescribed.

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