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Is there a higher chance of sudden death if you have permanent atrial fibrillation? Thanks

Is there a higher chance of sudden death if you have permanent atrial fibrillation? Thanks

Higher risk: See: https://cardiacrhythmnews. Com/sudden-cardiac-death-is-the-most-common-cause-of-death-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-engage-af-timi-48-shows/

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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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does atrial fibrillation cause fainting?

Does atrial fibrillation cause fainting?

Afib cause faint?: It is unlikely but I guess possible. The most common cause of faint is "vaso vagel syncope ". This is like after standing a long time, at the sight of blood, etc. ...Read more

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Why does atrial fibrillation cause strokes?

Clot formation: Because blood in the left atrium is not propelled forward normally during atiral fibrillation, it allows for the formation of clots. Small areas of blood pooling resembling little eddy currents allow blood to slow down and form clots. If one of these clots is then propelled forward it can travel to the brain, become lodged in a blood vessel and cause a stroke. A clot the size of a pinhead can do it. ...Read more

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Can Hypothroidism cause atrial fibrillation? Thanks

Can Hypothroidism cause atrial fibrillation? Thanks

No: But hyperthyroidism is a common cause. Also, you mention alcohol addition and that's one of the commonest causes. Also age over 70 is a common cause (noting your age). ...Read more

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Atrial fibrillation versus ventricular fibrillation. Causes and cures?

Atrial fibrillation versus ventricular fibrillation. Causes and cures?

VF vs AF: Ventricular is lethal instantly. A fib is not lethal and treated with medications or ablation. ...Read more

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Can stress cause atrial fibrillation?

Can stress cause atrial fibrillation?

Generally, not: If there is no underlying cardiac problems that may predispose one to atrial fibrillation, it would be unusual for stress to be actual cause; however stress can be the underlying to so many maladies, that one never says never. If one develops atrial fib, must look for underlying heart disease, and--even it none is found-be treated for it by cardiologist specializing in cardiac rhythm disorders. ...Read more

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Will stress cause atrial fibrillation?

Will stress cause atrial fibrillation?

May provoke: Stress alone usually doesn't cause the arrhythmia unless there is some underlying predisposition. Having said that, someone with the predisposition, can have recurrences, especially with acute stress. You should make every effort to manage with stress-reducing techniques. ...Read more

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Will hypovolemia cause atrial fibrillation?

It can: The stress of hypovolemia can trigger reflex tachycardia and atrial fibrillation, especially in a diseased heart. ...Read more

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Causes of non valvular atrial fibrillation?

Causes of non valvular atrial fibrillation?

HTN, CAD, Hyperthyroi: High blood pressure
heart attacks
alcohol
heart defects you're born with (congenital)
an overactive thyroid gland or other metabolic imbalance
exposure to stimulants, such as medications, caffeine or tobacco, or to alcohol
sick sinus syndrome — functioning of the heart's natural pacemaker
emphysema or other lung diseases
previous heart surgery
viral infections
stress due to pneumonia. ...Read more

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How can alcohol cause atrial fibrillation?

How can alcohol cause atrial fibrillation?

Excess alcohol: Heavy drinking iver time can lead to cardiomyopathy as alcohol works as a myocardial suppressant but even in smaller but usually excessive quantities it can cause atrial fibrillation due to its dehydrating and electrolyte depleting effects. This is often referred to as "holiday heart". ...Read more

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How can tyramine cause atrial fibrillation?

Vasoactive amine: Increased tyramine can cause increases in dopamine, Epinephrine & norepinephrine (particularly when taking a type of drug called an mao-inhibitor). This can result in increased blood pressure, and it can also cause abnormal heart rhythms, including atrial fibrillation. The 1st reported case of atrial fibrillation caused by tyramine was in grimsby, england, in 1987. ...Read more

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How does tyramine cause you atrial fibrillation?

How does tyramine cause you atrial fibrillation?

Vasoactive amine: Tyramine is derived from the Amino Acid tyrosine. Increased tyramine can cause increases in dopamine, Epinephrine & norepinephrine (particularly when taking an mao-inhibitor). This can result in increased blood pressure, and it can also cause abnormal heart rhythms, including atrial fibrillation. The 1st reported case of atrial fibrillation caused by tyramine was in grimsby, england, in 1987. ...Read more

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Could atrial fibrillation be caused by valerian?

Probably not: Valerian, a naturally occurring medicinal herb, has mild sedative effects but no known cardiac electrical effects. It has been used in the treatment of anxiety and insomnia among other things, but is not known to be associated with atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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What's the underlying causes of atrial fibrillation? Echo done was normal.

Several: Look out for left atrial enlargement or mitral valve narrowing/leakiness on echocardiogram, which would indicate structural heart problems. If echo is totally normal, rule out hyperthyroidism, sleep apnea, excessive alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Can hypertension cause atrial fibrillation?

Can hypertension cause atrial fibrillation?

Yes: Atrial fibrillation is an irregularly irregular heart rhythm, it can happen when the atrium (upper chamber of the heart) is enlarged. Hypertension causes the heart to work harder, develops hypertrophy to have enough force to push the blood forward from the ventricle (lower chamber of the heart); the atrium in turn enlarges to push blood to ventricle and eventually dilates then a-fib develops. ...Read more

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Could atrial fibrillation be caused by a dream?

Could atrial fibrillation be caused by a dream?

Unlikely: Atrial fibrillation can be provoked (though only in part) by certain stress and relaxation states, but since you don't have control of those in a dream, it's probably not worth worrying about. ...Read more

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What causes clots in patients with atrial fibrillation?

What causes clots in patients with atrial fibrillation?

Standstill: The extremely rapid rates of atrial fibrillation are in fact so fast that they create two problems: the top chamber is not mechanically moving very far at all, so it cannot shake clots loose, and the overactive atrial tissue secretes chemicals which increase the likelihood of clot formation. These processes come together to substantially increase stroke risk. ...Read more

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Can Lisinopril cause atrial fibrillation?

Can Lisinopril cause atrial fibrillation?

No: My answer would be NO. I reviewed reliable sources and atrial fibrillation is not listed as a side effect. I found a website with a very unscientific survey among people taking lisinopril who have developed afib, but without any scientific rigor at all. Most people that need lisinopril already have other reasons to develop atrial fibrillation. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular beat cause ventricular fibrillation?

Can atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular beat cause ventricular fibrillation?

Not usually: Not typically; however, if you also have an accessory pathway (wolff-parkinson-white syndrome), this is a unique situation where af is known to cause very rapid ventricular activation during af, which can lead to vf.

Rapid ventricular response may cause cardiac weakening over time, which in turn may increase the risk of vf. ...Read more

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Does atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response cause ventricular fibrillation?

Does atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response cause ventricular fibrillation?

Only in a Very Few: Generally, the answer to this is a very solid "no." this is a rare complication of people with another condition (on top of their afib) called wolff-parkinson-white syndrome (or wpw). In certain patients having both conditions, the top chamber is too-well connected to the bottom and can trigger ventricular fibrillation. ...Read more

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Why the atrial fibrillation causing thromboembolic phenomena while atrial flutter don't cause it?

Short answer: Atrial fib has increased risk secondary to irreg. Firing of atria and valves causing damage to blood cells. In flutter there is a more regular rate and atrial contractile function offers some protection but there is still a slightly increased risk. In chronic flutter, coagulation is necessary given the risk of stroke is the same as atrial fib. Pts with chronic flutter often have a fib as well. ...Read more

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What causes atrial fibrillation? Is stress the main cause of atrial fibrillation, and is it genetic?

What causes atrial fibrillation? Is stress the main cause of atrial fibrillation, and is it genetic?

Not Really: The main cause in ~90% of cases from young persons like you is extra heartbeats starting in structures called the pulmonary veins. Sometimes that's all it is; more often than not though, the top chambers (atria) also have dilation and scar tissue which helps sustain the fib once it starts. Only a small portion of afib is clearly known to be genetic. Stress triggers extra htbeats -? -> fib. ...Read more

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Help please! Could diazepam and alcohol cause atrial fibrillation?

Help please! Could diazepam and alcohol cause atrial fibrillation?

Alcohol Can: Alcohol has many consequences not frequently noted such as cancer, heart disease, suicide, ; motor vehicle accident. Heart disease is among the most common causes of death for alcohol dependent people. ...Read more

Fibrillation (Definition)

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