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Can an atrial fibrillation be lethal?
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Only if…
Only if the atrial rate is conducted in a very rapid fashion to the lower chamber. Your heart has built-in protection to keep this from happening.
However, patients with a condition known as wolff parkinson white sometimes lack this protection and under the right circumstances can die as a result of atrial fibrillation.

In brief: Only if…
Only if the atrial rate is conducted in a very rapid fashion to the lower chamber. Your heart has built-in protection to keep this from happening.
However, patients with a condition known as wolff parkinson white sometimes lack this protection and under the right circumstances can die as a result of atrial fibrillation.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
When the heart is in atrial fibrillation, it causes blood to clot in the chambers of the heart.
These clots can flow out of the heart and cause strokes. Strokes can be lethal. Doctors sometimes put people on a blood thinner called warfarin (coumadin) to help prevent clots in people with atrial fib. It's a serious condition, but manageable! cheers!

In brief: Yes
When the heart is in atrial fibrillation, it causes blood to clot in the chambers of the heart.
These clots can flow out of the heart and cause strokes. Strokes can be lethal. Doctors sometimes put people on a blood thinner called warfarin (coumadin) to help prevent clots in people with atrial fib. It's a serious condition, but manageable! cheers!
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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