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What does atrial fibrillation means?

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Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Irregular heart beat

Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heart beat that results in a fluttering (fibrillating) of the top portion of the heart.

In brief: Irregular heart beat

Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heart beat that results in a fluttering (fibrillating) of the top portion of the heart.
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Wing
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Atria quivering...

The atria are the chambers of the heart that pump the blood into the ventricles of the heart.
If the atria are not contracting correctly, they fibrillate. The atria are quivering as opposed to contracting in an organized fashion. There are treatment for this and it can be diagnosed with an ekg.

In brief: Atria quivering...

The atria are the chambers of the heart that pump the blood into the ventricles of the heart.
If the atria are not contracting correctly, they fibrillate. The atria are quivering as opposed to contracting in an organized fashion. There are treatment for this and it can be diagnosed with an ekg.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Irregular heart beat

Irregular heart rate due to a disease process in the upper chambers of the heart-.

In brief: Irregular heart beat

Irregular heart rate due to a disease process in the upper chambers of the heart-.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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