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Heart In A Fib
Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many other things. You need to be evaluated both with blood tests and possibly with a 24 hour monitor called a holter monitor to see what the heart is doing during these episodes from an electrical standpoint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Some health advisors (e.G., dr. Oz) recommend l-carnosine supplements at doses up to 1000 mg/day. At such doses, any risk to heart rhythm or a-fib?
Not likely.: Not likely to give you problems, but not likely to do you much benefit. Claims for these substances are based on small and inadequately controlled studies. Note the very vague and exaggerated claims in the advertising. Save your money for the things that make you feel better and live longer. ...Read more
Was in ER last night for chest pain and trouble breathing. Heart monitor showed a fib but all doc said was its costrocodritis. Should i be worried?
Atrial Fibrillation: Atrial fibrillation may carry risks of too fast of a heart rate, symptoms of the irregular heart rate, and carries an increased risk of stroke. You may indeed have costochondritis, but the atrial fibrillation does need futher evaluation and management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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My husband has a fib. He was told that to only seek medical help for heart rates over 90. Is this always the case?
Rate control: It sounds like he has atrial fibrillation. This is when the atria (the top chambers) of the heart are beating uncontrollably. This becomes a problem when these beats get transmitted down to the ventricles. Medication generally is aimed at slowing down the heart to prevent this. This is what the doc is talking about with him, most likely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Many, but not all, people with new onset AF have exquisite awareness due to the strong heartbeat. ...Read more