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How Long Should Atrial Fibrillation Last
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
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
Adizem-sr (diltiazem) started taking this for atrial fibrillation. How long will I have to take them?
Atrial fibrillation: Afib is a rapid irregular heart rhythm which can decrease heart efficiency as much as 20% in some patients. It can also be associated with clotting and clots travelling around the body to cause stroke or other problems. Some people have atrial fibrillation as their normal rhythm. Talk to your dr. About it if you have it. ...Read more
Adizem-sr (diltiazem): started taking this for atrial fibrillation. How long will I have to take them?
Afib: Simplest answer is as long as you need it. ...Read more
See a cardiologist: The most important question is what previous treatment has been tried for the atrial fibrillation. If the answer is none, a cardioversion and use of an antiarrhythmic drug may be a reasonable option. If your mother has repeatedly failed this treatment, a cardiac electrophysiologist may be able to assist you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father in law aged 72 yrs. Hospitalized for last 28 days. Diagnosed as follows :
2.Multi drug resistant klebsillia pneumona
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
Arrhythmias: Atrial fibrillation (afib) is the most common sustained rhythm abnormality. It's characterized by an irregular heart rate. The upper chambers of the heart (atrium) do not beat but quiver. Many people don't notice it. But many do. It can lead to strokes in some patients so blood thinners are important. It can be treated with medications, ablation thru iv's in the groin or surgery. See a cardiologis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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