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Fibrillation (Overview)

Fibrillation is the rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of muscle fibers. An important occurrence is with regard to the heart.


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How to remove fibrillations?

How to remove fibrillations?

Cardiac?: If you are referring to fibrillations related to the heart, a cardiologist is the right type of medical specialist to consult with. ...Read more

Fibrillation (Overview)

Fibrillation is the rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of muscle fibers. An important occurrence is with regard to the heart.


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What is the definition or description of: fibrillation?

See below: Fibrillation is the rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of muscle fibers. An important occurrence is with regard to the heart. ...Read more

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Can people with ventrical fibrillation live a normal life if they are treated?

Yes: If they are defibrillated and resuscitated in a relatively short amount of time so as not to suffer irreversible brain damage from prolonged lack of oxygen (less than 4 minutes), they can make a full recovery if there is no subsequent heart damage. ...Read more

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How bad is artial fibrillation? Can someone with this live for a long time if caught early?

If it weren't for...: If it weren't for stroke risk, afib would be nothing but an annoyance. Sadly, afib does significantly increase your risk for stroke and medications should at least be considered to help decrease that risk. Other drugs should be used only if the symptoms bother you. Unless you have a second, very rare condition, you will not die of afib. ...Read more

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Likelihood of fatal fibrillation?

It Varies: Presumably you are asking about ventricular fibrillation, since atrial fibrillation would hardly ever by fatal. The risk of vf, or cardiac arrest, varies widely depending on what underlying heart conditions exist. Cardiac arrest occurs to about 400, 000 americans annually. The risk in some serious heart conditions may be 20-40% a year. For most people, it is much less than 1% a year. ...Read more

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Is atrium fibrillation cured in china?

Not likely: There are a few treatable causes of atrial fibrillation however in most, there is no such cause found. Cure is possible by ablation procedure which in general does not have a great success rate, except perhaps in the hands of a selected few experts. For most people, treatment with medication is recommended which may offer rhythm control, i.e. Keep in normal rhythm. ...Read more

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Further to my question re, a/fibrillation could I have overdosed on e-cigarette nicotine.

Further to my question re, a/fibrillation  could I have overdosed on e-cigarette nicotine.

Possibly: I did not see original question, but an excess of nicotine in any form does stimulate the heart, and in extreme situations could cause arrhythmias such as atria fib. ...Read more

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How long does ventricular fibrillation last?

How long does ventricular fibrillation last?

Ventricular or Atria: Fibrillation is a random chaiotic electrical pattern. Atrial fibrillation is common an some older adults live in continuous a-fib and feel ok while on medications that slow the ventricular response to the atrial rate. Ventricular fibrillation is not tolerated, meaning someone having true ventricular fibrillation will loose consciousness in seconds. True vf is life threatening in seconds. ...Read more