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What is atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Arrhythmias

Atrial fibrillation (afib) is the most common sustained rhythm abnormality.
It's characterized by an irregular heart rate. The upper chambers of the heart (atrium) do not beat but quiver. Many people don't notice it. But many do. It can lead to strokes in some patients so blood thinners are important. It can be treated with medications, ablation thru iv's in the groin or surgery. See a cardiologis.

In brief: Arrhythmias

Atrial fibrillation (afib) is the most common sustained rhythm abnormality.
It's characterized by an irregular heart rate. The upper chambers of the heart (atrium) do not beat but quiver. Many people don't notice it. But many do. It can lead to strokes in some patients so blood thinners are important. It can be treated with medications, ablation thru iv's in the groin or surgery. See a cardiologis.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Abnormal Heart Rhyth

It is an irregularity of your heart beat.
It is quite common in older patients.You need to be under the care of a cardiologist as you may need to be placed on a blood thinner in order to avoid blood clots going into your circulation...This can cause a stroke...So be very attentive to see and follow your doctorr egularly..

In brief: Abnormal Heart Rhyth

It is an irregularity of your heart beat.
It is quite common in older patients.You need to be under the care of a cardiologist as you may need to be placed on a blood thinner in order to avoid blood clots going into your circulation...This can cause a stroke...So be very attentive to see and follow your doctorr egularly..
Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha
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