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How to control afib?

How to control  afib?

A fib: first line of treatment is medications. most commonly used are beta blockers or calcium blockers. ...Read more

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Dr. John Garner
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Atrial Fibrillation (Definition)

A heart condition, in which the electrical activity of the heart is abnormal. This abnormal electrical signal causes the heart muscle to contract when it is not supposed to and thus blood is ...Read more


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47 on propaphenpne tid afib.What is better?

47 on propaphenpne tid afib.What is better?

Relativity: There are no perfect treatments for af. The most effective, amiodarone, unfortunately has the most serious long term toxicity. The problem with all other meds (except simple beta blockers and calcium blockers) is that they can cause other, more life threatening arrhythmias. The most important risk factor is the presence of cad. Other than that, trial and error is the best bet (with exceptions). ...Read more

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Is PSVT the same as AFIB?

Is PSVT the same as AFIB?

Yes: there are several types for PSVT and a fib is one of them. ...Read more

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Can Neupogen shots cause afib?

Not likely: I have never seen a case. A fib is so common that it likely is springing up from other causes. ...Read more

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Is afib really stress in disguise?

Is afib really stress in disguise?

No: No, but stress is one of the many things that can precipitate it in an already diseased heart. ...Read more

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Is there a life long cure for afib?

No: unless there is a specific reason such as hypothyroidism, most therapies seek to attenuate symptoms ...Read more

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Do you treat vagal afib differently?

Do you treat vagal afib differently?

No: Although it theoretically makes sense to use anti arrhythmic medications which target the parasympathetic (vagal) nervous system, studies don't seem to show a difference in success using this approach. ...Read more

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What's the difference between vfib and afib?

What's the difference between vfib and afib?

Top vs Bottom : Ventricular fibrillation is from the bottom chamber; vf is worse; it usually causes cardiac arrest which is often fatal. Atrial fibrillation - from the top chamber- while not as severe, also has significant health risks. It increases the risk of stroke, which can be disabling or fatal. ...Read more

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How long do you need to be in afib to cause a clot?

How long do you need to be in afib to cause a clot?

No specific time: If you are in afib some blood just sits in the atria of heart and does not get circulated. When blood sits it can clot. It is sort of like driving with your eyes closed. Can you do it without having a wreck? Yes, for a while. But the wreck can come anytime. It will eventually happen. You should open your eyes. If you have frequent or chronic afib, you need to see your personal physician. ...Read more

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Can gulping a very cold drink quickly trigger afib?

Can gulping a very cold drink quickly trigger afib?

Yes: I've seen this before, actually. Sudden cold in the esophagus can trigger extra heart beats (pac's), which then can trigger afib. For people prone to triggered heart arrhythmias, it is important to minimize your exposure to your particular triggers. Common triggers include stress, caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, lack of sleep, sleep apnea, and sometimes sugar or environmental (e.g., cold). ...Read more