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Heart flutter high heart rate no other symptoms is this a fib ER dr told me tests came back fine if it was a fib wouldn't she of told me

Heart flutter high heart rate no other symptoms is this a fib ER dr told me tests came back fine if it was a fib wouldn't she of told me

It may be: A lot of cardiac arrhythmias are intermittent, what we call in the world of medicine, paroxysmal. Unless there is a heart monitor on you while you are having the symptoms, one can not judge what they are. Your ekg if done while you are feeling ok, is mostly worthless. Have your doctor place a 24 hour holter monitor for you, if that is fruitless, go to a 30 day monitor; you will have an answer. ...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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I have A-Fib. Today and especially later this evening, I have had pain along my left jaw line. I have no other symptoms to go with it. Should I be con?

I have A-Fib. Today and especially later this evening, I have had pain along my left jaw line. I have no other symptoms to go with it. Should I be con?

Temporomandibular: joint disorder, or TMJ, is the most common problem associated with jaw pain. It is most commonly caused by the grinding of teeth during sleep or while stressed. Pain in the jaw area could be symptomatic of a serious condition like a heart attack or angina. Go to an urgent care center to make sure that it is not the latter if you can not get a hold of your doctor or cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can A fib present as a few or one or two flutters in chest lasting few seconds? Can these symptoms potentially be of Atrial fibrillation?

Can A fib present as a few or one or two flutters in chest lasting few seconds? Can these symptoms potentially be of Atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation: has variable symptoms. In fact many patient are completely asymptomatic. It would not be surprising for you to have short intermittent symptoms that are atrial fibrillation. On the other hand, it is highly unlikely that a 20 year old would have atrial fibrillation. It is simple to figure this out however with an event recorder. Ask your health care provider to order one for you. ...Read more

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I have had 3 ablations. Twice for svt and last month for a fib and trembling. Sense my surgery I have had the same symptoms what could cause this?

I have had 3 ablations. Twice for svt and last month for a fib and trembling. Sense my surgery I have had the same symptoms what could cause this?

Minerals: The key to preventing and treating most heat rhythm problems is getting adequate magnesium antd potassium in your diet. Adequate hydration with pure water is essential as well. Research magnesium and potassium rich foods. Try to get 400-600 mg of magnesium and 3,500 mg of potassium in your diet daily. You should see improvement in your symptoms within 7-10 days. Full resolution may take 6-12 mont ...Read more

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What is a fib?

What is a fib?

Abnl heart rhythm: Afib is short for atrial fibrillation which is an abnormal heart rhythm where your heart speeds & slows down on its own without any good reason. It can be confirmed by an ekg/ecg or electrocardiogram where your doctor will tell you that you're missing p waves (the signal from the atria). Afib increases your risk of stroke and may warrant taking blood thinners. ...Read more

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A fib definition?

A fib definition?

Irregular heart : A fib is a common arrhythmia in older adults. It is an irregularity of the pacing part of the heart. It increases symptoms like shortness of breath and palpitations. It is often due to hypertension or underlying heart disease. Meds can control the heart rate and reduce the risk of stroke. You should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a-fib?

What to do if I have a-fib?

Atrial Fibrillation: Here is a patient guide for you from the American Heart Association. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0901/p785.html ...Read more

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What is the latest breakthrough for a-fib?

What is the latest breakthrough for a-fib?

Rotors: The answer already given is correct; there are several new drugs to treat the stroke risk. There is also a new ablation strategy just about to be deployed known as rotor ablation. It targets a different aspect of the process that keeps atrial fibrillation going. This is an approach entirely unlike that we've used for the last 10 years. Stay tuned! ...Read more

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Why am I so dizzy taking rymthol for a - fib?

Why am I so dizzy taking rymthol for a - fib?

Common side effect: It's a know side effect of rythmol (propafenone). Ask to be switched to flecainide. ...Read more