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Causes Of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Yes: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (afib) refers to a brief episode of irregular heart rhythm that may cause a variety of symptoms including confusion, palpitations, sweating, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, and sometime even stroke symptoms including changes in language, facial drooping, weakness, and numbness to name a few symptoms. It is important to be seen by a doctor to have a complete exam. ...Read more
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
Irregular pulse: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm that is intermittent (or paroxysmal), arising from the upper chambers of the heart (or atria), and is very chaotic, or irregular (fibrillating). It can cause problems because it usually drives the heart rate up too fast (giving symptoms and eventually weakening the heart) and can increase the risk of stroke. Causes of PAF are multiple. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PAFib: You need to see an electrophysiologist for evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more
My husband had paroxysmal atrial fibrillation but now it's almost every day. He's ignoring it. What are the dangers? He takes Pradaxa.
Possible stroke: atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clot formation in the heart which can possibly break off and go to the brain and cause a stroke. The treatment is Pradaxa which helps prevent the blood clots from occurring. If your husband is taking Pradaxa, then is treating it well and not ignoring it. ...Read more
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
How long is it supposed to it take for a blood clot to form during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?
Days: Difficult to be very specific because other factors weigh in. How stagnant and how long is considered while treating. ...Read more
Can a paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and av node reentry tachycardia increase the risk for a heart attack?
What is the safest anticoagulant to be used in 72 yr patient with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and hypertension?
Anticoagulation: Your doctor needs to evaluate the situation and pick an agent that is the best for the individual situation. There are many factors to be considered and a one size fits all recommendation is not in general appropriate. ...Read more
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