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Can Young Adults Get Atrial Fibrillation
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
Yes: Af is a disease that become more common after age 50. It is unusual, but not especially rare, to have af before this age. Often other conditions can be found that trigger af in young people - like hyperthyroidism, caffeine, alcohol, valve disease, etc. Sometimes af can occur "out of the blue" in young people - usually referred to as "lone af". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : It is possible however rare.Get a more detailed answer ›
Worsening AF: Af is usually a progressive issue. The progression varies with each person - months, years, decades. It usually increases in frequency or duration over time but there is no defined interval in any specific person. Af causes changes in the electrical properties of the atrium to increase the chances for more af. Therapy with drugs or ablation may decrease the chances of progression. Talk to you md. ...Read more
Can you tell me what it's like to have atrial fibrillation and how often do you get a bout of it and how long does it stay also how?
Patient specific: There is a lot of variation of symptoms of atrial fibrillation and its pattern. Symptoms: fatigue, loss of "get up and go", shortness of breath with exertion, palpitations, fluttering feeling, lightheaded or dizzy. It can last from seconds or minutes to days and some people are constantly in it (persistent atrial fibrillation). Paroxysmal af can occur daily to yearly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have extreme anxiety and i'm always uncomfortable even around my family. I'm worried to get on medicines because I have atrial fibrillation. What should I do?
Atrial fib anxiety: Unfortunately atrial fib can cause significant anxiety symptoms in and of itself and should be evaluated and treated by a cardiologist. Also, antidepressants such as ssris that are usually recommended to treat anxiety can cause atrial fib! benzodiazepines would help and not cause it but can cause dependence. Treat the atrial fib first! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can my diagnosis of major depression be tied with or have lead to me having atrial fibrillation at a younger age of 34 years old when diagnosed-af?
Psychoimmunology: Per webmd : "known as the "broken heart syndrome" or stress-induced heart failure is a medical condition, a perfect example of the heart's power & vulnerability, writes mimi guarneri, md, a practicing cardiologist, author of the book, the heart speaks. "the condition seems 2 be caused by high levels of hormones that the body produces during severe stress, which can be temporarily toxic 2 heart ". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After CABG why is atrial fibrillation common even in people without a history? Does it resolve by discharge and if not do these patients get discharged on certain medications?
Inflammation: The cause of post CABG A Fib is not exactly known but it is strongly suspected that inflammation on an immune basis is a major player since post op AFib is also commonly noted following chest procedures that has nothing to do with the heart. An antiarhytmic medicine is often prescribed as long as it is wlell tolerated by the patient. If the AF persists after discharge ,then cardioversion is consid ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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