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What does atrial fibrillation feel like in a person?

What does atrial fibrillation feel like in a person?

Various symptoms: Symptoms vary from patient to patient. Some patients have no symptoms at all. Possible symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, and sweating. ...Read more

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Fibrillation (Definition)

Fibrillation is the rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of muscle fibers. An important occurrence is with ...Read more


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What does it mean when a person feels a heart beat in the stomatch?

What does it mean when a person feels a heart beat in the stomatch?

no mucho!: It doesn't mean much. You may be thin or just more aware than average. Of greater importance is: what is the rate? Is it regular or irregular? Does it hurt? It's painless, regular and hr is 60-100 at rest, you're perfectly normal. ...Read more

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Does it matter if a person has atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation?

Does it matter if a person has atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation?

Sure: While the immediate consequences of the knowledge may not be substantial (both can result in increased stroke risk and generally speaking patients with one heart risk for the other), isolated atrial flutter is often readily amenable to cure by catheter ablation procedures (85-98%). Atrial fibrillation is also amenable to such a procedure, though the success rates can be much lower (perhaps 70%). ...Read more

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What does an atrial flutter feel like?

What does an atrial flutter feel like?

It Varies: Palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, syncope, fatigue and sometimes none: some people are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What does a heart palpitation feel like?

What does a heart palpitation feel like?

Fluttering: It is like a fluttering sensation in your chest. Some say it feels like something turning over. It can be a skipping sensation or a feeling of the heart racing in your chest. Some patients even describe it as painful. It is an awareness of your heart beating. ...Read more

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What does a heart attack feel like?

What does a heart attack feel like?

See below: The classic symptom of crushing chest pain does is not the most frequent presentation. Frequent symptoms include chest pressure, shortness of breath with unexplained sweating , nausea/vomiting, jaw or arm pain left and or right and even pain/discomfort radiating to the teeth. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What effect does altitude of 5280 feet have on a person with atrial fibrillation?

What effect does altitude of 5280 feet have on a person with atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation: In general one mile altitude won't have a lot of effect on afib other than maybe some speed up of the heart rate. Oxygenation is still good at that altitude but its possible some shortness of breath and decreased exercise tolerance with exercise would be noted. ...Read more

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What does atrial fibrillation feel like?

It depends on: A number of factors. Most people will feel an irregular and skipping or racing sensation in their chest. If the heart rate is too fast or the heart is very weak, you may feel short of breath, weak or even chest pressure. Many people have atrial fibrillation with no obvious symptoms. ...Read more

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What kind of arrhythmia would cause your heart to flutter, dizzy, like no beats in between and scared. It felt like a lot if pvcs in a row.

What kind of arrhythmia would cause your heart to flutter, dizzy, like no beats in between and scared. It felt like a lot if pvcs in a row.

Several....: There are several arrhythmias that can cause these symptoms including atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, PVCs that can occur as "runs" where there are several in a row. Ventricular arrhythmias, besides PVCs, would likely cause more symptoms, like passing out. The best way to figure out what is wrong is to have a Holter monitor placed for at least a few days so see your doctor ASAP or go to ER! ...Read more

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What does atherosclerosis feel like before it leads to a heart attack?

What does atherosclerosis feel like before it leads to a heart attack?

No symptoms...: Usually there are no symptoms of atherosclerosis until it is severe enough to block an artery thereby blocking blood flow to a key organ like the heart or brain. Once this happens, a heart attack or stroke can result. So, prevention is the key! Keep your cholesterol level under control with diet, exercise and medication if needed. See your doctor to get your lipid levels checked! ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to have a heart attack?

What exactly does it feel like to have a heart attack?

Classic: Usual sub-sternal crushing severe durable sustained, anxiety producing, with clammy skin, pallor and radiation to left upper arm with a squeeze. Much variability! ...Read more

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I'm in Afib n atrial flutter. can i do some physical exercise? what is the best exercise for patient Afib n Atrial flutter like me?? thank you

I'm in Afib n atrial flutter. can i do some physical exercise? what is the best exercise for patient Afib n Atrial flutter like me?? thank you

Exercise is good for: You must exercise; it is not harmful to your heart rhythm. But do it with moderate pace like a brisk walk for one to two miles daily(start slowly and build it up). Avoid heavy duty weight lifting etc. Good luck ...Read more

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What causes a person to sweat when they have ventricular fibrillation?

What causes a person to sweat when they have ventricular fibrillation?

Vfib: Ventricular fibrillation causes the heart to not contract, blood flow to the body ceases and the patient will die if normal or contractile rhythm isn't returned. Sweating is a response to low blood pressure. When blood pressure drops with atrial fibrillation patients may have sweating. Ventricular fibrillation long enough to cause perceived sweating unlikely unless reversed to better rhythm. ...Read more

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What does someone feel when having a cardiac arrest?

What does someone feel when having a cardiac arrest?

Lights out: When BP drops below 60mm/hg, loss of consciousness usually occurs, therefore you may still remain conscious for a few seconds after the heart stops. ...Read more

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What does a heart attack look like? As in, what does the heart actually look like during the attack?

What does a heart attack look like? As in, what does the heart actually look like during the attack?

It depends: On where and how big and for how long. The part that is not getting enough blood (that's why you get a heart attack) will not be moving as much, and because of inflammation and not getting blood, that part can look anywhere from pale to kind of purple and angry looking. If you are having emergency surgery because you are having a heart attack, that's what happens, and that's why you can see it. ...Read more

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What's the definition for a heart beating really hard? Is it hyperdynamic or something else? Also please tell me about turbulence and tachycardia.

What's the definition for a heart beating really hard? Is it hyperdynamic or something else? Also please tell me about turbulence and tachycardia.

A heartfelt question: A heart that is beating really hard is usually called 'forceful' or 'prominent.'There is no scientific term used commonly to my awareness. A heart beating fast (like, over 100 beats/minute) or really fast (>150) is called 'tachycardia.'Turbulent flow is the opposite of smooth (laminar) blood flow.What prompted your question? Maybe you're in love. Or maybe hanging from the edge of the Eiffel Tower? ...Read more

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Dr. John Garner
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Atrial Fibrillation (Definition)

A quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, ...Read more