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After taking Rivaroxaban will I have the same risk of having a blood clot as someone without atrial fibrillation thanks?

After taking Rivaroxaban will I have the same risk of having a blood clot as someone without atrial fibrillation thanks?

Lower risk : 71 years old wiyh history of prior stroke and Atrial Fibrillation on rivaruxiban. Your risk of developing stroke is significantly reduced with anticoagulantion. The concern is alcohol addiction with taking anticoagulant as risk of fall is also increased. ...Read more

Dr. John Garner
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Atrial Fibrillation (Definition)

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body. During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two upper chambers (the atria) beat chaotically and irregularly — out of coordination with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart. Atrial fibrillation symptoms include heart palpitations, shortness ...Read more


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Why has doctor put me on Ace Inhibitors for atrial fibrillation?I am already on Betablockers and Rivaroxaban thanks

Why has doctor put me on Ace Inhibitors for atrial fibrillation?I am already on Betablockers and Rivaroxaban thanks

Good: An ace inhibitor can further reduce your blood pressure and curtail the progress of fibrosis in the left atrium, both of which can exacerbate the substrate for atrial fibrillation. ...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?

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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Atrial fibrillation , what are the chances of survival?

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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Fibrillation (Definition)

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