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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. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can lead to, or is associated with Atrial fibrillation?

The following cause or are associated with Atrial fibrillation:: Hemorrhagic stroke, Tricuspid stenosis, Wolff Parkinson White syndrome. ...Read more

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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". ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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Can someone take viagra (sildenafil) if he or she have atrial fibrillation?

Can someone take viagra (sildenafil) if he or she have atrial fibrillation?

Yes: As long as the patient is not on nitroglycerine, there is no contraindication to viagra (sildenafil) related to atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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If I had atrial fibrillation, wouldn't the 30 day event monitor I wore have showed it?

If I had atrial fibrillation, wouldn't the 30 day event monitor I wore have showed it?

No: It depends if you have permanent or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. If you did not have an episode during those 30 days, I will not show. Paroxysmal means that is intermittent. ...Read more

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Should I get ablation for my atrial fibrillation and is the robot the right way to go?

It depends: The robot for atrial fibrillation will probably not improve the outcomes of the ablation. It may make the procedure slightly faster, or perhaps less xray use - but the outcomes are about the same as the non-robot ablation. ...Read more

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Can I take viagra (sildenafil) I am in atrial fibrillation I am on ramprill and cardivale?

Maybe: That is difficult to say. Those two meds are not absolute contraindications to Viagra (sildenafil) but your atrial fibrillation may put you at high risk of a serious cardiac problem if engaged in sexual activity and using Viagra (sildenafil). I recommend discussing this with your cardiologist who knows more about your history and condition. ...Read more

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Why the atrial fibrillation causing thromboembolic phenomena while atrial flutter don't cause it?

Short answer: Atrial fib has increased risk secondary to irreg. Firing of atria and valves causing damage to blood cells. In flutter there is a more regular rate and atrial contractile function offers some protection but there is still a slightly increased risk. In chronic flutter, coagulation is necessary given the risk of stroke is the same as atrial fib. Pts with chronic flutter often have a fib as well. ...Read more

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Can Lisinopril cause atrial fibrillation?

Can Lisinopril cause atrial fibrillation?

No: My answer would be NO. I reviewed reliable sources and atrial fibrillation is not listed as a side effect. I found a website with a very unscientific survey among people taking lisinopril who have developed afib, but without any scientific rigor at all. Most people that need lisinopril already have other reasons to develop atrial fibrillation. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can atrial fibrillation be found in an ekg?

Yes: Yes, that is the way to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Without treatment, is atrial fibrillation deadly?

Depends: It depends on how many other diseases you have. For the people with the highest risk, it can cause strokes, which can be deadly. Anyone with this condition needs to see a Cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can atrial fibrillation damage the coronary arterys?

No: No, but if you have coronary artery disease, the rapid heart rates often seen with atrial fibrillation can exacerbate angina and low blood flow to the coronary arteries (coronary ischemia.). ...Read more

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


Fibrillation (Definition)

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