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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.

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. Read more...
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. Read more...