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Atrial Fibrilliation In Children
Not likely: There are a few treatable causes of atrial fibrillation however in most, there is no such cause found. Cure is possible by ablation procedure which in general does not have a great success rate, except perhaps in the hands of a selected few experts. For most people, treatment with medication is recommended which may offer rhythm control, i.e. Keep in normal rhythm. ...Read more
Atrial fibrillation (af) is a heart rhythm problem due to disorganization of the electrical activity in the atria (upper heart chambers). Af is the most common heart rhythm disorder. Patients with af may have no symptoms or may have symptoms such as decreased energy, palpitations, or heart failure. Af also increases the risk of stroke.
Various therapies may be used to treat af and stroke risks. ...Read more
Since birth: It's a congenital defect in which the there is a hole in the wall separating the left and right atria (upper chambers of the heart). It's usually called an "atrial septal defect" or just asd. ...Read more
Left atrial enlargem: Left atrium is the chamber the blood enters after flowing through the lungs. If its enlarged, there may be problems related to the pressure or volume of blood flow through the chamber. Many things can cause this, best to discuss with your doctor for your specifics. ...Read more
Cardiology: I am not sure what you are asking here. The question is not clear. But, it surely sounds unexpected and I would make sure this youngster is seeing a cardiologist. ...Read more
Ventricular: Both are serious. However, vf is often associated with pending collapse of the circulatory system. Vf is a serious complication of acute heart attacks and other heart disease and must be treated aggressively, usually in the ICU setting. Af can be life threatening, but is often discovered incidentally and some live with it untreated. Untreated vf is usually fatal. ...Read more
Ecg: What you list are electrocardiographic patterns. Left atrial abnormality suggests the possibility of structural abnormalities of the left atrium. Incomplete right bundle branch block suggests slowing of electrical impulse conduction in the right bundle branch of the conduction system. These findings can be associated with abnormal structure and function but are not diagnostic any specific problem. ...Read more
Some people use these interchangeably, but they're not really the same thing.
Permanent AF describes a condition where the doctor and patient have agreed not to pursue reestablishment of normal rhythm.
Chronic AF is sometimes used to describe the above, but sometimes is used to describe someone who's had AF for a long time (even if they're in and out of AF). ...Read more
Atrial fibrillation: The only arrhythmia that I am confident about is atrial fibrillation (Afib). Afib can also be seen in left atrial enlargement (LAE), & can lead to strokes or embolic complications if left untreated. That being said, not all people with RAE develop Afib, and the rate of conversion may increase as u get older. TTYD / Cardiologist about Holter monitors & other means of diagnosis. Best of luck. ...Read more
Seen a cardiologistEcg normal apart from possible left Atrial Enlargement, no further tests done and discharged. Please advise?
Atrial fibrilation I wanna now everything I have 29 and i.Suffer from. This disease since I was 21 I take propafena 2 times per day?
Read this, too much for this space:
http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/af/. ...Read more
72.5 in, 158 lb, 33 yo male. ECHO done 2 years ago, normal, 3.2 cm left atrium, just had another one, was normal, 4.00 cm left atrium. Why different?
In the cardiac cycle the "thickness" is measured BOTH are NORMAL (within this variation) Hope this helps!
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ECHO: 'Markedly enlarged L-Atrium & R-Atrium'; 'moderately-severe enlarged R-Ventricle'...where does "markedly" fall on the 'scale' (mild/moderate/sev?
An atrial arrhythmia: The two top chambers of the 4chamber heart are called atria. The normal heartbeat is set off in sinus node, a concentrated bundle of heart cells that sets off the lub (contraction of atria) of the lub dub. Every single heart cell has the capacity to depolarize & set the chambers into contraction. Atrial fibrillation or flutter causes chaotic atrial contrctns. Ekg in flutter looks like a saw tooth. ...Read more
Arrhythmias: Atrial fibrillation (afib) is the most common sustained rhythm abnormality. It's characterized by an irregular heart rate. The upper chambers of the heart (atrium) do not beat but quiver. Many people don't notice it. But many do. It can lead to strokes in some patients so blood thinners are important. It can be treated with medications, ablation thru iv's in the groin or surgery. See a cardiologis. ...Read more
See below.: The most important effect of atrial fibrillation is the risk of clots arising in the atrium and causing a stroke when the clot leaves the atrium and lands in the brain. Patients with atrial fib may have decreased exercise tolerance and shortness of breath due exaggerated heart rate response. Patients may have fatigue due to decreased cardiac output. The feeling of palpitations may cause anxiety. ...Read more