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What Does Atrial Fibrillation Feel Like In A Person
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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