A 44-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what is atrial fibrillation?

2 doctor answers
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.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
3
3 thanks
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 times it isn't.
Answered on Jan 31, 2018
12
12 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

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
2
2 thanks
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
4
4 thanks
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
5
5 thanks
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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month