Doctor insights on:
Does Anyone Know A Person Who Had A Cardioversion For 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
Cardioversion: The shorter the duration of atrial fibrillation the more effective cardioversion is at converting the rhythm. When underlying cardiac pathology like mitral insufficiency or stenosis is present, keeping the patient out of atrial fibrillation or converting the rhythm is quite problematic.The procedure is low risk for most people if they have been anticoagulated for several weeks beforehand as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many times can you perform cardioversion to revert atrial fibrillation to normal sinus rhythm?
There is no limit: However, there is not much point in doing it repeatedly if the patient continues to go back into fibrillation especially if on medicine to maintain normal rhythm. Patients can do quite well even if in fibrillation as long as the heart rate is controlled with medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you think Atrial Fibrillation would improve with an ablation? Only remedy so far is cardioversion
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Does it matter if a person has atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation?
- What does atrial fibrillation feel like in a person?
- Does anyone know the life expectancy of someone who was has tachycardia?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Does caffeine cause atrial fibrillation?
- I have atrial fibrillation but had no success controlling it any suggestions
- Has anyone ever had a retinol reaction or know any that has
- Can a person continue to work a warehouse job if he has atrial fibrillation?
- Talk to a urgent care specialist online for free