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Doctor insights on: What Is Worse A Or B Fibrillation

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Does atrial fibrillation get worse as one gets older?

Does atrial fibrillation get worse as one gets older?

Worsening AF: Af is usually a progressive issue. The progression varies with each person - months, years, decades. It usually increases in frequency or duration over time but there is no defined interval in any specific person. Af causes changes in the electrical properties of the atrium to increase the chances for more af. Therapy with drugs or ablation may decrease the chances of progression. Talk to you md. ...Read more

Fibrillation (Definition)

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


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Are there any steps I can take to prevent mild atrial fibrillation from getting worse?

Are there any steps I can take to prevent mild atrial fibrillation from getting worse?

Stay or get healthy: There are many things that may worsen atrial fibrillation. These include excessive alcohol use, caffeine and being overweight. If any of these apply to you, try to improve them. You should also work with your doctor to ensure you don't have an underlying heart valve problem, coronary artery disease or a thyroid disorder that is causing atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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What can make my atrial fibrillation worse? What are the risks that my atrial fibrillation will become worse? (more symptomatic)

Symptoms can be wors: The symptoms of atrial fibrillation can get better or worse. But this does not mean the a fib is itself getting worse. Anything that makes you heart go faster, will give you a more significant sensation. Things like fever, stimulants (caffeine), stress, excitement will make your heart beat faster. But, again, this does not mean your condition is at all worse. Medications can also affect symptoms. ...Read more

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What is worse: ventricular fibrillation or atrial fibrillation?

Ventricular fib: Vf is worse; it usually causes cardiac arrest which is often fatal. Atrial fibrillation, while not as severe, also has significant health risks. It increases the risk of stroke, which can be disabling or fatal. Additionally, if the af causes a fast pulse for a prolonged period of time, this may lead to weakening of the heart and cause heart failure. ...Read more

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Why is ventricular fibrillation worse than atrial fibrillation?

Why is ventricular fibrillation worse than atrial fibrillation?

Fibrillation: atrial fibrillation has normal left ventricular contractions put poor atrial function. Ventricular fibrillation has no real ventricular contractions so blood pumping essentially stops. Atrial fibrillation is a rhythm you can live with. Ventricular fibrillation is a rhythm you die with unless it is corrected quickly. ...Read more

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Atrial fibrillation. Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) antihistamine or could it make it worse? Thanks

Atrial fibrillation. Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) antihistamine or could it make it worse? Thanks

Caution: With your health conditions you have to be very cautious with drugs, given your history too, please call your doctor and don't self medicate, unless it is a true emergency and you get minimal effective dose, good that you are asking, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Due atrial fibrillation a wrong move hurt my ankle joints. When why it get worse when applying heat?

In an acute injury: Ice trumps heat. Heat will cause vasodilation and make the area of injury swell more. Ice vasoconstricts and brings swelling down or minimizes it. Ice for acute injuries. ...Read more

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How to remove fibrillations?

Cardiac?: If you are referring to fibrillations related to the heart, a cardiologist is the right type of medical specialist to consult with. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fibrillation?

See below: Fibrillation is the rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of muscle fibers. An important occurrence is with regard to the heart. ...Read more

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Can people with ventrical fibrillation live a normal life if they are treated?

Yes: If they are defibrillated and resuscitated in a relatively short amount of time so as not to suffer irreversible brain damage from prolonged lack of oxygen (less than 4 minutes), they can make a full recovery if there is no subsequent heart damage. ...Read more

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How bad is artial fibrillation? Can someone with this live for a long time if caught early?

If it weren't for...: If it weren't for stroke risk, afib would be nothing but an annoyance. Sadly, afib does significantly increase your risk for stroke and medications should at least be considered to help decrease that risk. Other drugs should be used only if the symptoms bother you. Unless you have a second, very rare condition, you will not die of afib. ...Read more

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Likelihood of fatal fibrillation?

It Varies: Presumably you are asking about ventricular fibrillation, since atrial fibrillation would hardly ever by fatal. The risk of vf, or cardiac arrest, varies widely depending on what underlying heart conditions exist. Cardiac arrest occurs to about 400, 000 americans annually. The risk in some serious heart conditions may be 20-40% a year. For most people, it is much less than 1% a year. ...Read more

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Is atrium fibrillation cured in china?

Not likely: There are a few treatable causes of atrial fibrillation however in most, there is no such cause found. Cure is possible by ablation procedure which in general does not have a great success rate, except perhaps in the hands of a selected few experts. For most people, treatment with medication is recommended which may offer rhythm control, i.e. Keep in normal rhythm. ...Read more

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Further to my question re, a/fibrillation could I have overdosed on e-cigarette nicotine.

Further to my question re, a/fibrillation could I have overdosed on e-cigarette nicotine.

Possibly: I did not see original question, but an excess of nicotine in any form does stimulate the heart, and in extreme situations could cause arrhythmias such as atria fib. ...Read more

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What is atrial fibrillation?

What is atrial fibrillation?

Irregular rhythm: Af is an irregular heart rhythm caused by uncoordinated electrical activity in the atria, or top chambers of the heart. Sometimes it is fast, other times it isn't. ...Read more

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What is atrial fibrillation?

What is atrial fibrillation?

Arrhythmias: Atrial fibrillation (afib) is the most common sustained rhythm abnormality. It's characterized by an irregular heart rate. The upper chambers of the heart (atrium) do not beat but quiver. Many people don't notice it. But many do. It can lead to strokes in some patients so blood thinners are important. It can be treated with medications, ablation thru iv's in the groin or surgery. See a cardiologis. ...Read more

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Is atrial fibrillation inherited?

Is atrial fibrillation inherited?

Sometimes: There is a gene that makes the tendency to get it more likely, but most a fib is due to environmental and aquired factors such as age, valvular heart disease and alcohol. ...Read more

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How is atrial fibrillation treated?

Medications: There are a variety of medications which can either control the heart rate or convert the rhythm back to normal. Sometimes cardioversion is used to correct the heart rhythm. Also in some cases ablation can be done which will correct the abnormal rhythm. ...Read more

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What are the effects of atrial fibrillation?

What are the effects of atrial fibrillation?

See below.: The most important effect of atrial fibrillation is the risk of clots arising in the atrium and causing a stroke when the clot leaves the atrium and lands in the brain. Patients with atrial fib may have decreased exercise tolerance and shortness of breath due exaggerated heart rate response. Patients may have fatigue due to decreased cardiac output. The feeling of palpitations may cause anxiety. ...Read more

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Atriel fibrillation what's the best treatment?

Atriel fibrillation what's the best treatment?

Atrial Fibrillation: Atrial fibrllation is an irregular heart rhythm of the heart that predisposes patients to stroke. There are a lot of treament options but it depends on the patient's clinical situation. Generally, treatment includes medications to control rate and rhythm, blood thinner and sometimes cardiologist offer ablation. Discuss these options with your physician. ...Read more

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Atrial fibrillation, what are the chances of survival?

Excellent: Many patients with atrial fibrillation live long and happy lives. Although atrial fibrillation may cause significant symptoms, many patients are asymptomatic, and there is no data to suggest that atrial fib in and of itself shortens your life. As long as atrial fibrillation is managed appropriately: with blood thinners, other medications, and occasionally procedures, the prognosis is excellent. ...Read more

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Please advise what is prescribed for atrial fibrillation?

Myriad of drugs: Myriad of drugs, here are some of the drugs with categorized by treatment strategy. 1. To control heart rate - beat-blockers, calcium channel blockers, digoxin. 2. For rhythm control - flecainide, rythmol, (propafenone) multaq, sotalol, tikosyn, amiodarone. 3. To decrease stroke risk - aspirin, warfarin, pradaxa, xarelto, eliquis. ...Read more

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How effective are ablations for atrial fibrillations?

Not very effective.: Ablation for regular tachcardias such as supraventricular tachycardia or atrial fibrillation is very successful (>90%). Ablation for atrial fibrillation which is chaotic rhythm is either not successful or if initial success, the positive outcome is not sustained. In other words there is a high rate of recurrence. ...Read more

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How long does ventricular fibrillation last?

How long does ventricular fibrillation last?

Ventricular or Atria: Fibrillation is a random chaiotic electrical pattern. Atrial fibrillation is common an some older adults live in continuous a-fib and feel ok while on medications that slow the ventricular response to the atrial rate.
Ventricular fibrillation is not tolerated, meaning someone having true ventricular fibrillation will loose consciousness in seconds. True vf is life threatening in seconds. ...Read more

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What are the tests for ventricular fibrillation?

What are the tests for ventricular fibrillation?

Immediate ECG: Ventricular fibrillation is a potentially fatal heart arrhythmia which if not reversed back to a normal rhythm, can cause permanent stoppage of the heart. It always causes patients to lose conciousness and cause cardiovascular collapse. These patients need to have immediate confirmation of their rhythm disturbance and be defibrillated immediately to prevent death. ...Read more