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I had being diagnose atrial fibrillation arrhythmia but also some test thyroides 8.0 is this can be the cause or is something else?

I had being diagnose atrial fibrillation arrhythmia but also some test thyroides 8.0 is this can be  the cause  or is something else?

Something else: I presume that the test that you had is a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test. In this case, the value of eight represents a low thyroid level, not a high thyroid level. Low thyroid levels are not associated with atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Difference between paroxysmal arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation? Difference between paroxysmal arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation? I'm trying to understand the difference between the two. Can someone help me?

Difference between paroxysmal arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation? Difference between paroxysmal arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation?  I'm trying to understand the difference between the two.  Can someone help me?

Some overlap: A paroxysmal arrhythmia is one that is not present constantly. There are several abnormal rhythms that can be paroxysmal including atrial fibrillation. Alternatively atrial fibrillation can be present continuously, in which case it is not paroxysmal. ...Read more

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Can right atrial enlargement lead to a heart arrhythmia?

Can right atrial enlargement lead to a heart arrhythmia?

Possibly: Any part of the heart that becomes enlarged is prone to possible arrhythmia if enlarged enough. ...Read more

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Beside taking arrhythmia medicines, what are other option for atrial fibrillation? Does a pace maker or defibrillator cure a fib?

Beside taking arrhythmia medicines, what are other option for atrial fibrillation?  Does a pace maker or defibrillator cure a fib?

Ablation: Catheter ablation (pulmonary vein isolation) can be curative. Although not curative, an av node ablation in combination with a pacemaker or defibrillator can usually eliminate the symptoms of atrial fibrillation. If you have obstructive sleep apnea using CPAP can greatly improve atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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What does atrial fibrillation look like in EKG or holter? If you are already taking beta blockers to suppress arrhythmia, does it mask af in ekg?

What does atrial fibrillation look like in EKG or holter? If you are already taking beta blockers to suppress arrhythmia, does it mask af in ekg?

Atrial: The key is in the atrial signal on the ecg. The normal discharge from the top chambers (atria) which is the "p" wave is now missing and there is either a coarse erratic signal from the top or sometimes even a near flat signal. This will make the bottom chamber signal also erratic/irregular but the key to the definition is in the signal from the top. ...Read more

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Ekg say flat t waves in v4v5v6.Check av block of higher degree. Absolute arrhythmia, atrial flutter.Inferior myocardial infarction, probably old, normal?

Ekg say flat t waves in v4v5v6.Check av block of higher degree. Absolute arrhythmia, atrial flutter.Inferior myocardial infarction, probably old, normal?

It is hard to : Say based on your description, but it sounds abnormal of course, you should see if there is a clinical correlation. Review it with your doctor and compare it with old ekgs. This will help determine the next best step. ...Read more

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Would echo,ekg,stress test,xray,bloodwork rule out any arrhythmia problem such as premature ventricular contraction and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

No: Occasional PVCs are normal. Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation by definition is only present some of the time and the tests you list could easily miss this if done while the heart is in normal rhythm. Diagnosis of intermittent arrhythmias can be difficult and frequently requires consultation with a cardiologist subspecialized in electrophysiology, Holter monitor test is frequently used. ...Read more

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Is TIA related to arythmia?

It can be: Tia may happen for various reasons. One of common reasons is a type of heart rhythm abnormality called atrial fibrillation. It results in irregular heart beats and can cause formation of blood clots in the heart. Clots may go to the brain and cause tias and strokes. ...Read more

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What is an arrhythmia?

What is an arrhythmia?

Irregular heart beat.: An arrhythmia is an irregularity of heart rhythm. There are many forms of arrhythmias, some arising from the upper chambers of the heart (atria) and some from the lower chambers (ventricles). In general, most of the atrial arrhythmias are benign and most of the ventricular arrhythmias are problematic. Your cardiologist usually treats the arrhythmias or may refer you to an electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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