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How can I best take care of atrial fibrillation?

How can I best take care of atrial fibrillation?

Depends...: Treatment of af depends on the type of af, the age of the patient, the presence or absence of underlying heart disease, and patient's personal preferences (more medications vs. Procedural approach (ablation). You should discuss this with your doctor or an electrophysiologist.

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How much does atrial fibrillation affect longevity?

How much does atrial fibrillation affect longevity?

Atrial fibrillationI: I don't think atrial fibrillation affect longevity that much as long as treatment is initiated before developtment of embolic stroke.

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What can I do to treat persistent atrial fibrillation?

Persistent a fib: You should see a cardiologist to have a workup to see if a treatable cause for the atrial fibrillation can be found. If The cardiologist can also recommend appropriate treatments for rate and rhythm control and if appropriate for anticoagulation also. Some folks require drug therapy, some will benefit by ablation of the arrhythmia.

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Is it possible for a young adult to have atrial fibrillation?

Is it possible for a young adult to have atrial fibrillation?

Yes: Af is a disease that become more common after age 50. It is unusual, but not especially rare, to have af before this age. Often other conditions can be found that trigger af in young people - like hyperthyroidism, caffeine, alcohol, valve disease, etc. Sometimes af can occur "out of the blue" in young people - usually referred to as "lone af".

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How can differntite between rapid and controlled atrial fibrillation?

See below: Controlled atrial fibrillation has an irregular beat with normal heart rate.Rapid atrial fibrillation has a rapid rate (over 100)They both have fibrillating Atria (small chambers of heart).

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How is af, atrial fibrillation diagnosed? Please name all tests and criteria. Thank you.

How is af, atrial fibrillation diagnosed? Please name all tests and criteria. Thank you.

Many options: Electrical activity during afib needs to be recorded for official diagnosis. Standard ecg, or longer tests such as holter monitor (24-48 hrs), zio patch (14 days), event recorder/mcat (up to 30days) or even an implantable loop recorded (3+ years). There needs to be a poorly defined, irregular rhythm from the top of the heart. For more information check out www. Heart. Org.

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Can young people have atrial fibrillation (afib)?

Can young people have atrial fibrillation (afib)?

Yes. Is possible: If you're having symptoms like palpitations, you should consult your family practitioner who will consider getting a cardiology opinion.

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How long for clots to form during atrial fibrillation?

Varies: Patients with atrial fibrillation might have had it off and on for quite some time before it's diagnosed. It is therefore very difficult to say when blood clots form.

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Is atrial fibrillation or flutter a more serious condition?

Is atrial fibrillation or flutter a more serious condition?

Both can be: Atrial fibrillation and flutter are both common arrythmias. Flutter tends to degenerate into fibrillation; the difference is that flutter tends to be regular and fibrillation irregular. Generally speaking, irregular is worse than regular because there is a higher risk of clots forming in the heart which can then cause strokes and other potential problems. Most flutter will become fibrillation.

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What is the difference between atrial fibrillation and flutter?

What is the difference between atrial fibrillation and flutter?

Organization: Atrial flutter is a very organized rhythm in which electricity gets stuck in a loop going round and round, much like cars on a nascar racetrack. Atrial fibrillation is a more complex rhythm, in which the majority of the atrium is in chaos, driven by a focus known as a rotor. Atrial fibrillation is much harder to cure than atrial flutter, however rate control is usually better for fibrillation.

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Which symptoms are associated with atrial fibrillation and flutter?

Which symptoms are associated with atrial fibrillation and flutter?

Palpatations common: Afib can cuase a variety of symptoms. Palpatations or the feeling of the heart racing is common. Pts may notice this at rest or with exercise. Shortness of breathe also. If heart rate really fast may get dizzy. In extreme cases can get heart failure. Pts without adequate blood thinning can have a stroke with afib also.

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What is it about mexican food that could trigger atrial fibrillation?

No: Only in john mccain.......He is so scooped wilth immigrants. Tea party republicans also can be affected.

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What's the underlying causes of atrial fibrillation? Echo done was normal.

What's the underlying causes of atrial fibrillation? Echo done was normal.

Several: Look out for left atrial enlargement or mitral valve narrowing/leakiness on echocardiogram, which would indicate structural heart problems. If echo is totally normal, rule out hyperthyroidism, sleep apnea, excessive alcohol intake.

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Can someone take viagra (sildenafil) if you have atrial fibrillation?

Can someone take viagra (sildenafil) if you have atrial fibrillation?

Yes: Unless you're taking nitrates for some other condition, viagra should be fine. I recommend my patients avoid Levitra (vardenafil) (tadalafil) because it can interact with certain rhythm drugs many docs use for afib. Viagra and Cialis don't have this effect. Nobody's ever died from the interaction but better to avoid the issue. While you're at it, look into the differences in cost and action of viagra v cialis.

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Can you please lay out the latest treatments for atrial fibrillation?

Can you please lay out the latest treatments for atrial fibrillation?

Improved Ablation: The techniques we use to ablate afib haven't changed much in the past 10 years or so, but there's a new technique we're just finishing the early trials on which may potentially be a game-changer. It should be on the market late this year and will probably start being widely available next year.

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What is more dangerous, atrial fibrillation or ventricular fibrillation?

What is more dangerous, atrial fibrillation or ventricular fibrillation?

For: Any chances to "recover" from vfib one need to be in an intensive care an hooked to an ekg. And a slim chance to live. If someone collapses on the street, help has to come in minutes to jump heart back to normal rhythm. People who go in vfib have an underlying and severe heart disease. Conclusion vfib kills a afib can be controlled, even normal rhythm may be restored. Big difference!

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