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Can a person continue to work a warehouse job if he has atrial fibrillation?

Can a person continue to work a warehouse job if he has atrial fibrillation?

Absolutely: The keys in managing atrial fibrillation are assessing stroke risk (& treating appropriately) & controlling heart rates in order to minimize impact on physical activity. Please follow regularly with your physician to achieve these goals. ...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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Can a person work in a costco warehouse if he has atrial fibrillation?

Can a person work in a costco warehouse if he has atrial fibrillation?

Usually: With a good medical management strategy, atrial fibrillation is generally not a condition producing long-term disability. If long-term disability is a concern, their procedures available which can substantially reduce the symptoms of fibrillation or improve the amount of time spent in the normal (sinus) rhythm. ...Read more

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Can someone work with atrial fibrillation?

Yes: As long as the heart rate is not to fast and the risk of strike is appropriately dealt with, people work with af. Some people might feel better if they are in normal rhythm. Specific questions regarding rhythm vs. Rate control should be directed to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have atrial fibrillation but the blood work and ECG are normal. How is that?

I have atrial fibrillation but the blood work and ECG are normal. How is that?

Fleeting AF: Many people are not in atrial fibrillation continuously but, rather, on and off. An ECG is a 12 second strip - you may have been in an "off" period (in normal rhythm) during the ECG recording. Blood work is usually not affected in atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, i take 120mg verapamil per day. How safe is it for me to continue weight training?

I have recently been diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, i take 120mg verapamil per day. How safe is it for me to continue weight training?

PAF: There is mounting data showing that athletes who generate a lot of upper body strain (ie rowers, weight lifters) have an increased incidence of a fib, felt to be due to back pressure on the heart during straining that ultimately stretches out the top chambers which is where atrial fibrillation comes from. As you continue weight lifting, be aware that your paroxysmal afib may become persistent. ...Read more

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How safe is a cardiac ablation? Will it help to cure atrial fibrillation? If it does, will I have to continue taking medication

Usually safe: Although many serious complications can occur during an ablation, when performed by a skilled physician with plenty if experience in a good hospital it is usually very safe. When successful an ablation may allow a patient to come off medications prescribed for the arrhythmia which was ablated. Atrial fibrillation is an arrhythmia which can be cured with ablation. ...Read more

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Does taking magnesium help with heart palpitations and atrial fibrillation? How does it take work after taking it?"

Does taking magnesium help with heart palpitations and atrial fibrillation? How does it take work after taking it?"

Complex, Mixed Data: All muscle cells water inside & outside separated by fat (~30% cholesterol: stabilizes & allows movement without tearing) membrane. Proteins in membrane pump na+ ions out, k+ ions in, along with other ion movements. Other proteins suddenly change this: allow na+ to go in & k+ out ~0.001 sec later. Inner membranes keep ca+2 away from contractile proteins to stop contraction. ?mg+ may ?irritability. ...Read more

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Age 77. Atrial fibrillation on warfarin etc. 2 hip replacements. Walking badly with arthritic knee. ? Continue or knee replacement.

Age 77.  Atrial fibrillation on warfarin etc.
2 hip replacements.  Walking badly with arthritic knee.  ? Continue or knee replacement.

Knee arthritis: The real issues that makes you have surgery is how limited are you and how painful is it. If the answers are "significant" then surgery is done to offer a better quality of life. ...Read more

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Does it matter if a person has atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation?

Sure: While the immediate consequences of the knowledge may not be substantial (both can result in increased stroke risk and generally speaking patients with one heart risk for the other), isolated atrial flutter is often readily amenable to cure by catheter ablation procedures (85-98%). Atrial fibrillation is also amenable to such a procedure, though the success rates can be much lower (perhaps 70%). ...Read more

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Fibrillation (Definition)

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