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Why is my mom in and out of a-fib? Remember she has copd, CHF and is a diabetics, not on a lot of diuretics because kidneys act up with them and has fluid retention.

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: A fib

If the heart rate is below 100, even when there is a fib we do not treat it.
Make sure she is on her blood thinners. If she has fluid retention despite on diuretics, she needs to be hospitalized for aggressive therapy. Talk to the doctor.

In brief: A fib

If the heart rate is below 100, even when there is a fib we do not treat it.
Make sure she is on her blood thinners. If she has fluid retention despite on diuretics, she needs to be hospitalized for aggressive therapy. Talk to the doctor.
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Dr. Rick Botelho
Family Medicine

In brief: Mostly unknown

Ask your pcp or cardiologist whether it is related to her heart condition, diabetes or other causes.
Make sure that your mom has had a thyroid test. Is your mother on blood thinners to prevent stroke? http://prodigy.clarity.co.uk/patient_information_leaflet/atrial_fibrillation.

In brief: Mostly unknown

Ask your pcp or cardiologist whether it is related to her heart condition, diabetes or other causes.
Make sure that your mom has had a thyroid test. Is your mother on blood thinners to prevent stroke? http://prodigy.clarity.co.uk/patient_information_leaflet/atrial_fibrillation.
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