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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)

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 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?

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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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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