A 34-year-old female asked:
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my mom is in and out of afib at least twice a week despite the meds the put her own. does that mean her heart is pretty bad? she has chf stage 3

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Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily: The frequency of episodic afib does not correlate to overall heart function.
Answered on May 25, 2015
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Dr. Mohamed Kanj
24 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
AF and HF: Af and CHF are becoming endemic problems. They often feed into each others. Better CHF treatment may decrease episodes of af and better af management may decrease exacerbations of chf.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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