No. Af is a disease that become more common after age 50. It is unusual, but not especially rare, to have af before this age. Often other conditions can be found that trigger af in young people - like hyperthyroidism, caffeine, alcohol, valve disease, etc. Sometimes af can occur "out of the blue" in young people - usually referred to as "lone af".
No. If a teenager has atrial fibrillation, damage to the heart needs to be excluded.
Atrial fibrillation. The two most common causes of atrial fibrillation are hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and degenerative disease of the cardiac conduction system as we get older. Other causes include heart surgery, alcohol (chronic intoxication), and conditions which enlarge the atria (like heart valve problems).
Many causes. There are many factors that can lead to atrial fibrillation. Common predisposing conditions include hypertension, heart failure, sleep apnea, and genetic predisposition.
Many causes. Most of the time however the cause is not clear. Electrical conductive disease, thyroid disease, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, alcohol, drugs like amphetamines and cocaine or other speed like drugs. Also severe infections or physiologic stress can it also. These are but a few.
See your cardilogist. An intermittent atrial fib can be dangerous because of its unpredictability.
Depends. Possibly nothing but it depends on how often and severe it is. The main issue is rate control meaning the prevention of it going fast. There is also the risk of stroke prevention as that is one of the major concerns in Afib and is treated with anticoagulation. There are are all things to discuss with your doctor.
One Factor. Although I am a dentist, I am we'll versed in basic medicine. One factor that could cause atrial fibrillation is a hyper-active thyroid. I would suggest at your age a visit to the cardiologist or an internist to determine the cause and best treatment options for you.
Yes. Atrial fibrillation is associated with hyperthyroidism. You have other comorbidities that may also contribute ie smoking, high cholesterol. You will need therapy for the thyroid either meds or surgery or radioactive iodine treatment. You will also need therapy for atrial fibrillation usually beta blockers.
Yes. There is a clear relationship between hyperthyroidism and increased risk of atrial fibrillation.
Yes. It is a common feature of hyperthyroidism and a side effect of the sped up metabolism of your body.
Not necessarily. Traveling to 10000 feet should be OK. See your doctor before you go, because they may want to prescribe you Diamox (acetazolamide) to prevent altitude sickness. Hope this helps!
Altitude. Altitude sickness can be severe unless appropriately acclimatized, Hypertension and AF if controlled are not specific contraindications to higher altitude travel.
My husband has atrial fib and recently had episodes of presyncope. He was told he was 'dry'. What's this mean?
Dehydration. He essentially needs fluids.
Yes. Anxiety/stress may be associated with catecholamine excess (adrenalin) which increases automaticity of the heart (irritability) which can encourage the development of afib.
Anxiety can impact. On physical health. Here's a blog post on how it happens http://wakeupanddreamcatalyst. Blogspot. Com/2014/03/tuesdays-psychology-tips-do-you-take. Html.
It depends... Revlimid (lenalidomide) is an important treatment for myelodysplastic syndromes. Not treating these syndromes may be more dangerous than being on revlimid (lenalidomide). That said, I would be particulary concerned about blood clot formation. Both a. Fib and Revlimid (lenalidomide) increase your tendency to form blood clots in your heart. Talk to your doc about whether or not you need to be on anticoagulants w/ revlimid (lenalidomide).