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what does atrial fibrillation means?

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Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Irregular heart beat: Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heart beat that results in a fluttering (fibrillating) of the top portion of the heart.
Answered on May 3, 2017
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Irregular heart beat: Irregular heart rate due to a disease process in the upper chambers of the heart-.
Answered on Jan 13, 2012
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Atria quivering...: The atria are the chambers of the heart that pump the blood into the ventricles of the heart. If the atria are not contracting correctly, they fibrillate. The atria are quivering as opposed to contracting in an organized fashion. There are treatment for this and it can be diagnosed with an ekg.
Answered on Apr 15, 2018

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