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Are All Heart Vibrations Sensation Due To Afib
No: Heart "vibrations" or palpitations are due to many different heart dysrhythmias. They occur whith extra heart beats called premature atrial or ventricular contractions, or rapid heart rates including normal tachycardia or abnormal supraventricular tachycardia. Atrial fibrillation is an irregularly irregular heart rhythm. Electrocardiograms or special monitors help define the rhythm type. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can you tell me what are the chances of going into cardiac arrest if you have heart failure due to afib?
Heart failure: If you have heart failure from atrial fibrillation then your heart function could be reversed with good rate control and treatment of atrial fibrillation by medical therapy or cardioversion and/or ablation. If heart function is not improved and it is severely reduced then you will be at risk for sudden heart death. ...Read more
When looking at EKG can a doctor tell the difference between fast heart rate due to anxiety, and fast rate due to vtach, afib, and other heart issues?
Yes: For the rhythm issues you listed, one can easily tell by 12 lead ECG. They are other abnormal rhythms that are more difficult to discern. ...Read more
Having atrial fibrillation , I do not feel fast heart beat or shortness of breath , due to medication. Would air travel for 6 hours be a problem?
C Below: You have asymptomatic Afib. Depending on your CHADS2 Score or CHADSVASC you should be at least on Aspirin. My guess is that you likely should be on Warfarin also. - Air travel is as safe as staying at home watching a TV Show. What is important is your antiplatelt therapy or anticoagulation as needed. ...Read more
If you have afib and you have your heart shocked to get it back on beat but fails. Then they do it again if that fails what do if that fails what do they do next.
Options: Options will include antiarrhythmic medications ( medications to help the heart stay in regular rhythm) or catheter/surgical ablation. This will usually depend on the age of the individual, presence of structural heart disease, cardiac risk factors, concern about antiarrhythmic medications, presence of other surgical indications, ..Etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I have AFib my heart beats faster than usual but within normal range. Is aAFib ok? I'm still young and I'm scared
7-20% chance of afib: results from population studies vary a bit, but one i keep in mind is : 1% of 40 year olds have afib 2% of 50 yo 3% of 60 yo 7% of 70 yo 20% of 80 year olds have afib ...Read more
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