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What is atrial fibrillation

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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Dr. Gavin Noble
21 years experience Cardiology
Irregular rhythm: Af is an irregular heart rhythm caused by uncoordinated electrical activity in the atria, or top chambers of the heart. Sometimes it is fast, other ti ... Read More
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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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Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Arrhythmias: Atrial fibrillation (afib) is the most common sustained rhythm abnormality. It's characterized by an irregular heart rate. The upper chambers of the h ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience 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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Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience Cardiology
It isn't : It isn't a symptom but an irregular heart beat that can be brought on by other heart problems, thyroid disease, high blood pressure, genetics, and man ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Atrial fibrillation is a very common arrhythmia, often unclear in origin, but usually due to enlarged upper heart chambers (atria). High blood pressu ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Atrial fibrillation can lead to:: Congestive heart failure, Ischemic bowel disease, Sleep apnea, Transient ischemic attack, Stroke, Heart failure.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behzad Pavri
34 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
See a doctor : Af is the commonest heart rhythm disturbance in humans. In af, the top chambers (atria) twitter and twitch instead of pumping normally. Af can be seri ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
26 years experience Cardiology
Electrical chaos: The electrical impulses in the upper chambers of your heart (mostly originating from the left side) are completely chaotic leading to a quivering moti ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Higano
36 years experience Cardiology
Irregular pulse: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm that is intermittent (or paroxysmal), arising from the upper chambers of the heart (or atri ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramesh kr Tentu
16 years experience General Practice
AF Treatment: The main goal of treatment is to control the heart rate and prevent the blood clot formation. Heart rate prevention: beta blockers will be used bl ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
Incredibly complex: This still remains unknown to a large extent. We know the pathophysiology is not the same in everyone. Many people have afib as a result of frequent b ... Read More
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