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what is worse a or b fibrillation

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
31 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Worsening AF: Af is usually a progressive issue. The progression varies with each person - months, years, decades. It usually increases in frequency or duration ove ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Atrial : Atrial fibrillation is an interesting heart rhythm because some people do not feel it at all while other people may be highly symptomatic with a very ... Read More
Dr. David Cislowski
48 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms can be wors: The symptoms of atrial fibrillation can get better or worse. But this does not mean the a fib is itself getting worse. Anything that makes you heart g ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
31 years experience Cardiology
Ventricular fib: Atrial fibrillation (af) in rare instances can be a life threatening condition. However, many thousands of people each day remain in af without any li ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Toloza
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
V-fib worse: Ventricular fibrillation is essentially one form of heart attack ... Atrial-fibrillation is mainly a problem if the resulting ventricular rate is very ... Read More
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
20 years experience Cardiology
Ventricular fib: Vf is worse; it usually causes cardiac arrest which is often fatal. Atrial fibrillation, while not as severe, also has significant health risks. It ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Fibrillation: atrial fibrillation has normal left ventricular contractions put poor atrial function. Ventricular fibrillation has no real ventricular contractions s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
29 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Downstream treatments are considered to have small benefits based on clinical studies once af is diagnosed (in other words damage is already done). I ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Caution: With your health conditions you have to be very cautious with drugs, given your history too, please call your doctor and don't self medicate, unless i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
32 years experience Cardiology
Probably: afib decreases cardiac output about 5%
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
In an acute injury: Ice trumps heat. Heat will cause vasodilation and make the area of injury swell more. Ice vasoconstricts and brings swelling down or minimizes it. Ice ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cardiac?: If you are referring to fibrillations related to the heart, a cardiologist is the right type of medical specialist to consult with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Lone A fib: Yes, its called lone atrial fibrillation.
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