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Doctor insights on: Incidence Atrial Fibrillation Post Menopause Thyroid Hrt

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I had atrial fibrillation 4months ago dr found my thyroid levels were high am on flecainide 100mg thyroid level ok do I still need med. ?

I had atrial fibrillation  4months ago dr found my thyroid levels were high  am on  flecainide 100mg thyroid level ok do I still need med. ?

Maybe not: We try to identify a reversible precipitating cause for atrial fibrillation, so that fixing that cause may result in elimination of atrial fib. In your case, hyperthyroidism may be a precipitating cause, and once the thyroid fn. Has normalized, you may be watched off flecainide, to see if you have a recurrence. ...Read more

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Incidence (Definition)

...That is a measure of the risk of developing some new condition within a certain period of time. The incidence rate is the # of new cases per population that develop a disease over a period of time. So, in a population of 100, if 5 people develop the disease within 5 years, the incidence rate is 5% over 5 years. Compare to 'prevalence', which measures the total # ...Read more


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I had being diagnose atrial fibrillation arrhythmia but also some test thyroides 8.0 is this can be the cause or is something else?

I had being diagnose atrial fibrillation arrhythmia but also some test thyroides 8.0 is this can be  the cause  or is something else?

Something else: I presume that the test that you had is a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test. In this case, the value of eight represents a low thyroid level, not a high thyroid level. Low thyroid levels are not associated with atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Did you know that chinese herbs can easily treat atrial fibrillation?

Did you know that chinese herbs can easily treat atrial fibrillation?

Who knows: Herbs are good for many illnesses and ailments, i'm sure. However, our profession is based on scientific data, and as long as there are no prospective, double blind, placebo controlled trials proving benefit, you are asking us to give you bottled water for a cancerous tumor because it's been proven to make river rocks get smaller... ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation what can I expect?

Tends to recur: AF tends to recur. Not always, but usually. At your age (38), you don't need anticoagulation unless you have diabetes, CHF, or hx of stroke. The symptoms are annoying but not dangerous. Medications, if your spells are frequent enough to warrant treatment, can help. Ablation is indicated if you fail at least 1 medicine. ...Read more

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There's so much tv advertising about atrial fibrillation. John's Hopkins publishes that AF is found in about 1% of the general population. Maybe true?

There's so much tv advertising about atrial fibrillation. John's Hopkins publishes that AF is found in about 1% of the general population. Maybe true?

7-20% chance of afib: results from population studies vary a bit, but one i keep in mind is : 1% of 40 year olds have afib 2% of 50 yo 3% of 60 yo 7% of 70 yo 20% of 80 year olds have afib ...Read more

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Are there any steps I can take to prevent mild atrial fibrillation from getting worse?

Are there any steps I can take to prevent mild atrial fibrillation from getting worse?

Stay or get healthy: There are many things that may worsen atrial fibrillation. These include excessive alcohol use, caffeine and being overweight. If any of these apply to you, try to improve them. You should also work with your doctor to ensure you don't have an underlying heart valve problem, coronary artery disease or a thyroid disorder that is causing atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in addition to medication, how can I prevent the recurrence of atrial fibrillation?

Get fit: Risk factor modification has been shown to reduce and occasionally eliminate atrial fibrillation. Weight loss and moderate intensity aerobic exercise is very effective. Avoid stimulants and alcohol as well ...Read more

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Why would my atrial fibrillation seem to like to run at around 150 beats per minute?

Why would my atrial fibrillation seem to like to run at around 150 beats per minute?

Atrial fibrillation: Atrial fibrillation sends hundreds of impulses down to the ventricles and as many as can get through cause the rapid rate. This is why one of our main treatment efforts is to slow the ventricular rate in afib. ...Read more

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Would paroxysmal atrial fibrillation cause mental impairment?

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

Dr. John Garner
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Atrial Fibrillation (Definition)

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


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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more