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For Atrial Fibrillation, can you still have an electrical cardio-version if drugs (Flecainide) stop working?

For Atrial Fibrillation, can you still have an electrical cardio-version if drugs (Flecainide) stop working?

Yes: Please make sure you have seen an electrophysiologist... That is really essential... In short yes you can be cardioverted, but by a specialist ...Read more

Dr. John Garner
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Atrial Fibrillation (Definition)

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body. During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two upper chambers (the atria) beat chaotically and irregularly — out of coordination with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart. Atrial fibrillation symptoms include heart palpitations, shortness ...Read more


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If I had atrial fibrillation, would I have been able to vigorously play sports and workout all of my life?

Yes probably: in a young person as yourself, if you have no structural heart disease and this is "lone atrial fibrillation", then that ought not to prohibit you from playing sports. Most important, see a cardiologist, figure out why you had a bout of AF, and then you should be set with appropriate advice. ...Read more

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Will daily exercise, eating healthy and not smoking protect my heart from things like atrial fibrillation as I get older and other heart issues?

Will daily exercise, eating healthy and not smoking protect my heart from things like atrial fibrillation as I get older and other heart issues?

It will help U-: in general 2 B much more healthy, but A-fib can occur in the healthy as it is more a genetic predisposition than Ur diet & exercise. but by all means don't stop what Ur doing or worry about it. if it happens in later life, it is not a sudden fatal episode, but 1 the comes on suddenly but can B treated &/or converted. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of atrial fibrillation?

Depends... : Treatment of af depends on the type of af, the age of the patient, the presence or absence of underlying heart disease, and patient's personal preferences (more medications vs. Procedural approach (ablation). You should discuss this with your doctor or an electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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How much does atrial fibrillation affect longevity?

How much does atrial fibrillation affect longevity?

Atrial fibrillationI: I don't think atrial fibrillation affect longevity that much as long as treatment is initiated before developtment of embolic stroke. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat persistent atrial fibrillation?

Persistent a fib: You should see a cardiologist to have a workup to see if a treatable cause for the atrial fibrillation can be found. If The cardiologist can also recommend appropriate treatments for rate and rhythm control and if appropriate for anticoagulation also. Some folks require drug therapy, some will benefit by ablation of the arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a young adult to have atrial fibrillation?

Is it possible for a young adult to have atrial fibrillation?

Yes: Af is a disease that become more common after age 50. It is unusual, but not especially rare, to have af before this age. Often other conditions can be found that trigger af in young people - like hyperthyroidism, caffeine, alcohol, valve disease, etc. Sometimes af can occur "out of the blue" in young people - usually referred to as "lone af". ...Read more

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How can differntite between rapid and controlled atrial fibrillation ?

See below: Controlled atrial fibrillation has an irregular beat with normal heart rate.Rapid atrial fibrillation has a rapid rate(over 100)They both have fibrillating Atria(small chambers of heart). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Aerobic Exercise (Definition)

The benefits of aerobic exercise are powerful. Get moving, raise your heart rate, work up a sweat and feel energized for the rest of the ...Read more