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Dr. Jesse Mills Dr. Mills
Urology
16 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Can atrial fibrillation cause ed?

Can atrial fibrillation cause ed?

No: Afib cannot directly cause ed. Medicines used to treat afib can impair erections and conditions associated with afib such as heart failure, coronary disease also can cause ed.

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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


Dr. Jesse Mills Dr. Mills
Urology
16 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Can atrial fibrillation affect ed?

Can atrial fibrillation affect ed?

Maybe: Afib can be a symptom of multiple medical problems that can affect sexual function. Metoprolol and other beta-blockers are common medications for afib that have negative impact on erections.

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Dr. Mary Callahan Dr. Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
25 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What can cause atrial fibrillation?

What can cause atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation: Atrial fibrillation, or afib, is a very common rhythm disturbance, the most common in this country. It is most often associated with hypertension, but can also be associated with valvular disease specifically mitral valve disease. It can be treated with either rate control or converting back to the normal sinus rhythm. Patient are often placed on blood thinners to prevent complications.

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Dr. Leila Wing Dr. Wing
Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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What does atrial fibrillation means?

What does atrial fibrillation means?

Irregular heart beat: Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heart beat that results in a fluttering (fibrillating) of the top portion of the heart.

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez Dr. Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
36 years in practice
University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine
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Who is at risk for atrial fibrillation?

Read...: As per epocrates: CAD (coronary disease) hypertension, heart failure, valvular disease, pericardial and pleural diseases, diabetes, thyroid disorders, disorders of the lung, and advanced age are known risk factors for the development of acute af. However, af may occur in the absence of any underlying cardiac or noncardiac diseases, for example, as a result of heavy alcohol intake.

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Dr. Jason Rubenstein Dr. Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
16 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Can atrial fibrillation resolve itself?

Can atrial fibrillation resolve itself?

Sometimes: Sometimes it may resolve on it's own. This is especially true if it was caused by some single event, like an operation, illness, caffeine or alcohol.

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Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
45 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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How can someone stop atrial fibrillation?

Depends: New onset atrial fibrillation is often self limited, going away by itself. But the cause dictates the subsequent course. Thus treating things like high blood pressure, heart valve disease, heart failure, over active thyroid hormones, coronary disease, and avoiding alcohol may be important. Some drugs are useful to maintain rate and rhythm. If needed, electric shock (cardioversion) is effective.

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Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
45 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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What is atrial fibrillation? Is it serious?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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What is atrial fibrillation? Is it serious?

Depends: Atrial fibrillation is a very common arrhythmia, often unclear in origin, but usually due to enlarged upper heart chambers (atria). High blood pressure, heart valve problems, heart failure, hyperthyroidism, coronary disease, alcohol, or even spontaneous in normal people. Some drop in energy may be noted, but one can live normally with it. Blood thinners to minimize strokes important if persists.

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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What medicine is good for atrial fibrillation?

What medicine is good for atrial fibrillation?

Digoxin, coumadin (warfarin) or: To prevent stroke we need to use Coumadin (warfarin) or pradaxa, for rapid atrial fibrillation we can use digoxin, beta blockers and antoarrythmic drugs or calcium channel blockers.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Can atrial fibrillation be triggered by flying?

Atrial fibrillation: Flying in a commercial aircraft pressurizes to about 8000ft, this level doesn't cause hypoxia so unlikely to be a trigger unless something else like anxiety or other stress supervenes. If something goes on stressful in the aircraft, one could imagine a trigger possibility. I have seen patients get a gas bubble in their GI tract at altitude and be anxious for instance.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What medicines are best for atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation: We have a variety of medications we use for afib. First we need to diagnose that its there and why before we choose medications. We have anticoagulants, rate control medications and rhythm modulating medications. There are multiple choices for each with advantages and disadvantages to each. There is no one 'best', we choose depending on the patient's status and individualize for each.

Dr. R Hardwin Mead Dr. Mead
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
38 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Which medicines are good for atrial fibrillation?

Rate or rhythm?: Some meds are good to control the heart rate in af, others are to try to control the rhythm and maintain normal sinus rhythm. In addition, blood thinners (anticoagulant meds) need to be considered for some people. So, there is not an easy answer. If this applies to you and you are only 40, you should also consider a curative ablation procedure.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Which medicines are good for atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation: We have a lot of medicines we use with specific reasons for each. Your doctor can explain why he/she is using what is prescribed.

Dr. John Garner Dr. Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
12 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Has anyone successfully cured atrial fibrillation?

Has anyone successfully cured atrial fibrillation?

Define cured: Atrial fibrillation is a degenerative disease of the upper chamber which results in deposition of microscopic amounts of scar tissue, a generally irreversible process. However, certain procedures such as a surgical maze or catheter ablation can prevent patients from developing the rhythm of atrial fibrillation, or, barring that, the symptoms from the arrhythmia with up to ~70% success.

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Dr. Joshua Buckler Dr. Buckler
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
15 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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I'm 21 and have atrial fibrillation, what can I do?

Cardiologist: You should really see a cardiologist who can go over all of the options with you and well as work out any possible underlying causes such as elevated thyroid. You need to carefully discuss whether it is best to try and keep you out of afib with a procedure or medications or not. This is a long discussion that needs to be tailored to the individual.

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Dr. Michael DePietro Dr. DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
31 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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What 3-5 drugs are commonly given for atrial fibrillation?

Lots of choices: If the goal is just to control the heart rate, the common choices are drugs that slow the heart rate like a beta blocker or calcium channel blocker and a blood thinner to lower the risk of stroke. Classically coumadin, (warfarin) but there are newer ones (xarelto, for example). Sometimes there are drugs given after the heart has been restored to a normal rhythm that help maintain this, such as amiodarone.

Dr. Behzad Pavri Dr. Pavri
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
31 years in practice
University of Bombay Faculty of Medicine
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Help please! Is atrial fibrillation a progressive condition?

Sometimes: Af tends to progress over time in the majority of patients, but this progression is slow, often over years or even decades. Uncontrolled hypertension, other heart diseases, obstructive sleep apnea etc. Can accelerate this process. Treatment of af with medications (antiarrhythmic drugs), and treatment of the predisposing conditions, often slows or prevents progression.

Dr. Bart Denys Dr. Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
35 years in practice
Catholic University of Leuven Faculty of Medicine
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What are the inclusive characteristics of atrial fibrillation?

What are the inclusive characteristics of atrial fibrillation?

Atrial Fibrillation: Atrial fibrillation is a condition where the atria of the heart no longer have an organized electrical activity and hence do no longer fulfill their pumping function properly. The typical ECG finding is for an irregularly irregular rhythm with absence of p-waves.

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Fibrillation (Definition)

Fibrillation is the rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of muscle fibers. An important occurrence is with ...Read more