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Rate control: Initially, controlling heart rate and symptoms are essential. Once chronicity and risk of thromboembolism is considered, then anticoagulation and after that attempts at restoration of rhythm can be made. ...Read more
A-Fib: Atrial fibrillation is a medical condition describing an abnormal heart rhythm. There are many complications of a-fib. In general, when your heart is in a-fib, it is not functioning at its normal capacity and is less effective when pumping blood. Also, a-fib can cause turbulent blood flow within your heart which can put you at risk of developing blood clots. ...Read more
Pain,Redness, Heat: Gout is a form of acute inflammatory arthritis caused by uric acid buildup. The hallmarks of inflammation- pain, redness, swelling, heat that come on abruptly are consistent with a gout attack. See a podiatrist to diagnose this. X-rays may be taken, and labs ordered to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Need more info: This is a very general question. First off where are you having bleeding? If you are referring to menstruation then I would ask if this is coinciding with your regular periods? Are you feeling lightheaded, have any palpitations? If so I suggest you should go to the emergency room. ...Read more
Hepatitis: There are a number of types of Hepatitis — such as A, B, C, D, & E. Each were discovered by a different scientist/ doctor. ...Read more
This can be a serious issue and this may recur. AF is sometimes difficult you need to ask your cardiologist if you need long term meds and when you can begin to exercise. This is a very important subject as AF can lead to stroke.
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My husband is in AF today. Should he partake in physical exercise--namely kayaking or hiking when this is happening? He gets weak very quickly.
No: If your husband is in AFib, strenuous exercise can exacerbate and potentially cause uncontrolled AFib. ...Read more
TTC AF due. I have had bllod in my CM yesterday and then brown when I wipe today, but barely anything on a pad over the last 2 days. Could I be pg?
If concerned : Chek a pregnancy test then you will know! ...Read more
My af cycle keeps getting longer first 25, 28, 3, 38 days cycle. Am ttc and would like to know what could be causing this and what can I do to fix it?
Ovulation: If you are trying to conceive you shoul not care how many days there is from one period to another. You should be trying to determine if you are ovulating or not. A home ovulation kit would tell you this answer. If you're not ovulating you need to see a doctor for help. If you want perfectly timed menstrual cycles birth control pills are your answer. ...Read more
A good start:
Cardioversion is a great first step in managing AF. The procedure is generally very low risk and is highly effective at restoring normal rhythm.
The hard part is maintaining normal rhythm. The heart tends to want to go back into AF without rhythm controlling medications or elimination of the trigger for AF (such as excess alcohol, uncontrolled blood pressure, sleep apnea, etc.). ...Read more
Effective: If the patient is an appropriate candidate: symptomatic, af unresolvable by medication only, other medical factors the cardiologist will consider, then yes, cardioversion is effective for regaining normal sinus rhythm. Like all therapies, it is not 100% effective and must be evaluated for each individual patient. ...Read more
What part ?: What part of the body the ultrasound was done for? ...Read more
CM to AF: CM is not really a reliable indicator of anything. Better to wait until closer to AF to determine its significance. ...Read more
AF.: Your Cardiologist would definitely have the lat word on this. If your adequately anticoagulated, then some Cardiologists would tolerate a short burst of up to a few minutes. If it’s been ongoing for more than a few minutes, then you should call your Cardiologist right away for guidance. Being in AF puts undue strain on the heart, which could lead to problems above and beyond blood clotting. ...Read more
Is bisoperal fumerate a beta blocker? What, in your opinion, is the best rate control drug for AF?
Drugs that prolong AV nodal refractoriness include?-adrenergic receptor blockers, nondihydropyridine calcium channel blockers, and digitalis glycosides. In an analysis of the AFFIRM study,?-blockers were more successful than calcium channel blockers in achieving rate control — 70% versus 54%, respectively.
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http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/124/24/2746.full ...Read more
I was on implanon & had my af regularly. I had it removed 2 months ago & I haven't gotten my af, why?
3/12 AF, 3/25-3/26 ovulation, 3/29-4/1 light bleeding. What would be the cause for AF to come 17 days apart?
Your March cycle must not have been normal. You ovulated at about the expected time but the bleeding 3 days later makes me wonder if you may have had an abnormal CL that couldn't support your lining. Or it might not have been a period. Implantation bleeding? Are you pregnant?
PS: AF is hard to understand. Please use LMP for last menstrual period or MP. ...Read more
Never exper spotting since I've gotten my per and I spotted brown yest for the first time im 7-8dpo and 4-5d til AF?
Brown Blood: Brown blood is the blood that is oldest in the uterus and is sometimes seen when the uterus spontaneously needs a deeper cleaning to express the build up layers of deoxygenated blood. It is not diagnostic of anything. ...Read more
I am due for af tom, but I spotted dark brown and then very light pink when I wiped on the 7th and 9th. Could i be pregnant?
Please Clarify: Please repost with what you mean by af? Do you mean that you're getting an af ablation? Should have no bearing on your periods nor should any unscheduled bleeding affect your ability to get the procedure. If worried about pregnancy, get tested or get birth control! :) http://www.Bedsider. Com. ...Read more