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Is it common for teenagers to have atrial fib?

Is it common for teenagers to have atrial fib?

No.: Af is a disease that become more common after age 50. It is unusual, but not especially rare, to have af before this age. Often other conditions can be found that trigger af in young people - like hyperthyroidism, caffeine, alcohol, valve disease, etc. Sometimes af can occur "out of the blue" in young people - usually referred to as "lone af". ...Read more

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What causes atrial fib?

What causes atrial fib?

Many causes: There are many factors that can lead to atrial fibrillation. Common predisposing conditions include hypertension, heart failure, sleep apnea, and genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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What should I do if my atrial fib intermittent?

See your cardilogist: An intermittent atrial fib can be dangerous because of its unpredictability. ...Read more

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Can you tell by taking a person's pulse if they have atrial fib?

Can you tell by taking a person's pulse if they have atrial fib?

Yes: Atrial fibrillation, by definition, is an irregularity in the heartbeat, and therefore is detectable by manual palpation of someone's pulse. It should always be confirmed with an EKG tracing, because there are other causes of pulse irregularity which occasionally can be difficult to distinguish on physical exam, and which have different implications for therapy from atrial fib. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to travel to high elevation.10000 if have atrial fib and hi B.P. well controlled?

Altitude: Altitude sickness can be severe unless appropriately acclimatized,Hypertension and AF if controlled are not specific contraindications to higher altitude travel ...Read more

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Is there a difference between atrial fib and skipped beats? I have both at different times. Skipped beats may proceed atrial fib, but not always.

Is there a difference between atrial fib and skipped beats?  I have both at different times. Skipped beats may proceed atrial fib, but not always.

Yes: Atrial fibrillation is a special kind of irregular heart rhythm. Skipped beats can occur for a variety of reasons such as simply a normal beat that comes early, to a beat coming from a place in the heart that is atypical from the normal beat. Some people may also have other rapid irregular heart rhythms that are not atrial fibrillation. A heart monitor usually can distinguish among these. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause atrial fib?

Can anxiety cause atrial fib?

Yes: Anxiety/stress may be associated with catecholamine excess (adrenalin) which increases automaticity of the heart (irritability) which can encourage the development of afib. ...Read more

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How safe is revlimid (lenalidomide) tx in a patient with atrial fib?

How safe is revlimid (lenalidomide) tx in a patient with atrial fib?

It depends...: Revlimid (lenalidomide) is an important treatment for myelodysplastic syndromes. Not treating these syndromes may be more dangerous than being on revlimid (lenalidomide). That said, i would be particulary concerned about blood clot formation. Both a. Fib and Revlimid (lenalidomide) increase your tendency to form blood clots in your heart. Talk to your doc about whether or not you need to be on anticoagulants w/ revlimid (lenalidomide). ...Read more