A member asked:

How dangerous could atrial fibrillation be in a healthy, very fit 18 year old with no other problems? normal echocardiogram, ekg, and stress test

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Tanya Russo answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Having a normal EKG essentially rules out having atrial fibrillation.

Answered Mar 12, 2015


Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Atrial fibrillation is not as common in young individuals as in elderly. Sometimes benign arrhythmias are over diagnosed as atrial fibrillation. In your case how was your atrial fibrillation diagnosed? Otherwise atrial fibrillation remains a significant medical condition with a variety of possible complications, the most common being stroke.

Answered May 8, 2018



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