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A Fib With Rvr
Common but important: Atrial fibrillation is common affecting 10% of people by age 70 and increasing in frequency with age. If certain risk factors are present, it can be an important and preventable cause of stroke. Certain conditions such as high blood pressure, thyroid excess, and mitral valve disorders cause af and need treatment. Thus, everyone with af should undergo a full evaluation at least once. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abnl heart rhythm: Afib is short for atrial fibrillation which is an abnormal heart rhythm where your heart speeds & slows down on its own without any good reason. It can be confirmed by an ekg/ecg or electrocardiogram where your doctor will tell you that you're missing p waves (the signal from the atria). Afib increases your risk of stroke and may warrant taking blood thinners. ...Read more
Rotors: The answer already given is correct; there are several new drugs to treat the stroke risk. There is also a new ablation strategy just about to be deployed known as rotor ablation. It targets a different aspect of the process that keeps atrial fibrillation going. This is an approach entirely unlike that we've used for the last 10 years. Stay tuned! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: If no drug abuse or other stimulants / caffeine excess / etc., then need to be sure thyroid working properly and may have structural abnormality of heart predisposing to af. Need to see a cardiologist for ep study to determine if one/few triggers in atria that could be ablated or if long-term af likely only option. Good luck! ...Read more
Irregular heart : A fib is a common arrhythmia in older adults. It is an irregularity of the pacing part of the heart. It increases symptoms like shortness of breath and palpitations. It is often due to hypertension or underlying heart disease. Meds can control the heart rate and reduce the risk of stroke. You should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Is there a such thing as positional a fib? I was diagnosed with a fib...When i lay down i start to get a fib, but if i get back up it stops
Positional : Positional atrial fib is a new thing. There is paroxysmal atrial fibrillation that comes and goes for various reasons. You might have an atrial myxoma or something irritating your atria causing the atrial fib. Most atrial fib comes from the pulmonary veins and there could be something irritating that area of the heart. If you are young then Aspirin and finding out the cause may be thhe cure. You do need an echo done and ecg. ...Read more
Likely: Beyond a shadow of a doubt is a term that is seldom used in medicine. As previously answered a stroke may come from multiple sources, including the heart. New numbness, speech difficulty, weakness associated with "a hamster running around in your chest" is suggestive of a heart source. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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