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Are all heart vibrations sensation due to afib?

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 more

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Dr. John Garner
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Atrial Fibrillation (Definition)

A heart condition, in which the electrical activity of the heart is abnormal. This abnormal electrical signal causes the heart muscle to contract when it is not supposed to and thus blood is ...Read more


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I have been on amiodrone months. I heart shocked over 30 days ago & my afib is gone. I want to stop taking amiodrone due to side effects.

I have been on amiodrone  months.  I heart shocked over 30 days ago & my afib is gone.  I want to stop taking amiodrone due to side effects.

Unfortunately it: doesn't work like that. The clinical situation can dictate whether your afib was situational (recent open heart surgery?) or due to other cause. You have about a 30% chance of staying in rhythm without the amiodarone so odds are you will be back in afib in about 3 months if you stop it now. Other medications and procedures could be used to help you stay in rhythm. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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If my heart is in afib can I still have a colonoscopy without any problems?

Yes: But you will need to talk to the doctor performing as they will probably want you off of your anticoagulation before the procedure. ...Read more

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How much time of a life span , for people w/afib heart disorder after age 76?

How much time of a life span , for people w/afib heart disorder after age 76?

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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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

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

Afib is not okay: It would be unlikely at your age that you're having Afib but if you feel like you're having fast or irregular beats it warrants evaluation further. Talk with your provider. Also, avoid stimulants like caffeine or energy drinks. ...Read more

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My heart has this weird beat to it; could it be atrial fibrillation?

My heart has this weird beat to it; could it be atrial fibrillation?

Sure - why not: At your age, atrial fib would be a bit unlikely, but yes, it could certainly be a culprit. The other respondant is correct in stating that we need to capture this on an ekg or a wearable monitor to correctly identify its nature. There should be a good electrophysiologist in galveston if you want to investigate further. ...Read more

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Can you have a normal pulse and BP and still be in afib sometimes my heart is racing but my numbers are fine?

A fib: Atrial fibrillation typically has irregularly irregular pulse. However the pulse rate may still be in normal range. Yes blood pressure is also usually normal (unrelated to a fib usually ). ...Read more

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Can a car accident cause atrial fibrillation in your heart?

No: Our best understandings of afib require that the heart muscle have undergone changes over a prolonged period of time to enable afib. While it's possible the stress of an accident could have "set off" an afib attack, if it sticks around, you were likely at risk in the first place. A truly severe wreck can bruise the heart, but the fib would pass as the bruise heals. ...Read more

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Is resting heart rate of 70 after being diagnosed with afib normal?

Is resting heart rate of 70 after being diagnosed with afib normal?

Yes: But be sure and know how well controlled your afib is overall. I have many patients who come to my office who have heart rates in the 70's or 80's at rest and seem fine but with the most minor of activity have heart rates that are wildly out of control. As your doctor about wearing a heart monitor home to see how well controlled you are in your daily life. ...Read more

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Could afib make my heart failure worse if i don't get it cardioverted?

Could afib make my heart failure worse if i don't get it cardioverted?

A fib heart failure: Rate controlled atrial fibrillation will not worsen your heart failure. There is an entity "tachycardia induced heart failure". This can happen if the rate of a fibrillation is uncontrolled for a period of time. Every patient should get an attempt at cardioversion however the success arte depends on cardiac chamber sizes, duration of a.Fib. ...Read more

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Could afib make my heart failure worse, if i don't get it cardioverted?

Could afib make my heart failure worse, if i don't get it cardioverted?

A fib: If you a fib is not controlled then yes it can depress your heat function. Most people with a fib can get the rate controlled with medications. Ablation is done when medications fail to control the rate. ...Read more

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I have leaky heart valves and afib . Is this combination more dangerous?

I have leaky heart valves and afib .  Is this combination more dangerous?

This depends greatly: On severity of regurgitation...The more severe the greater the potential problems like risk for heart failure. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with afib and put on coumadin (warfarin). How will Coumadin (warfarin) affect my heart?

I was diagnosed with afib and put on coumadin (warfarin). How will Coumadin (warfarin) affect my heart?

Prevent clots: The atrial fibrillation can result in clots forming inside the heart. Those clots can break lose, go to the brain, and cause a stroke. The Coumadin (warfarin) tends to prevent the clots from occurring. But it also carries the risk of bleeding especially if the blood gets too thin. ...Read more

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Always had heart palps, had tests years ago all normal. lately palps increased. Can Atrial Fibrillation just develop? or do you always have it?

Always had heart palps, had tests years ago all normal. lately palps increased. Can Atrial Fibrillation just develop? or do you always have it?

Atrial fibrillation: AFib can 'just develop'. If you have anxiety disorder, it will magnify any minimal extrasystoles you may have. There are many monitoring devices, event recorders even implantable but your doctor can best evaluate whether you need aggressive attempts at seeing if you have an arrhythmia and what it is. ...Read more