Can young adults get atrial fibrillation?

Yes. I have seen af in 20 year olds. Most likely genetic when it afflicts young people.
Yes. Atrial fibrillation can occur in young adults although it is more common as we get older. There are many causes including congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease and sometimes alcohol intake.

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Is it possible for a young adult to have atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fib (AF) Yes. If no other medical problems and a normal heart as evaluated by an echocardiogram then the usual diagnosis is "lone af" caused by an irritable focus in the heart. Valve disease or weakening of the heart muscle can be a cause. Highly active people (runners) can develop this as well. Treatment varies depending on the frequency of episodes. Read more...
Yes. 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". Read more...

Can you tell me what it's like to have atrial fibrillation and how often do you get a bout of it and how long does it stay also how?

Atrial Fibrillation. - irregular heart beat, incidence and frequency based on multifactors, such as cardiac, infective, non-cardiac, metabolic. It can last for short, period, longer or forever. Pt usually gets palpitations, dizziness, chest pain, hypoxia. Treatment: control the heart rate, and prevent the blood clot formation. Read more...
Patient specific. There is a lot of variation of symptoms of atrial fibrillation and its pattern. Symptoms: fatigue, loss of "get up and go", shortness of breath with exertion, palpitations, fluttering feeling, lightheaded or dizzy. It can last from seconds or minutes to days and some people are constantly in it (persistent atrial fibrillation). Paroxysmal af can occur daily to yearly. Read more...

Can young people have atrial fibrillation (afib)?

Yes it can. Whilst uncommon, Atrial fibrillation onset can happen at any age. The causes may be different as it happens primarily due to congenital issues in infancy and early childhood. In adults, high blood pressure and valvular heart disease are the most common alterable risk factors for AF. Other heart-related risk factors include heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, Read more...
Yes. Is possible. If you're having symptoms like palpitations , you should consult your family practitioner who will consider getting a cardiology opinion. Read more...

Should I get ablation for my atrial fibrillation and is the robot the right way to go?

Abation therapy. That is the trend these days, but your cardiologist is the best one to answer this. Read more...
Depends. The most common reason to pursue af ablation is ineffective or poorly tolerated medical treatment. I don't think it matters whether it is done robotically or not. What is most important is the expertise of the physicians and ablation center. Read more...
It depends. The robot for atrial fibrillation will probably not improve the outcomes of the ablation. It may make the procedure slightly faster, or perhaps less xray use - but the outcomes are about the same as the non-robot ablation. Read more...
Possibly. Ablation is useful for those who are symptomatic despite a trial of medication. Robotic ablation may help reduce radiation exposure and achieve better ablation results if done by an experienced operator. Read more...

I get around 20-50 pacs/day could it cause any complications? Someone told me it could trigger atrial fibrillation I'm worried? Also got mvp/trivialmr

PACs may predispose. you to atrial fibrillation however recognizing that 25% of all people over 40 develop atrial fibrillation may give you some perspective in this regard. Your health care provider can offer you appropriate treatment and assist you in making management decisions. Read more...

I have extreme anxiety and I'm always uncomfortable even around my family. I'm worried to get on medicines because I have atrial fibrillation. What should I do?

See below. You note problems caused by anxiety. A combination of medication and non-medication treatments are available for anxiety disorders that can be tailored to work with your atrial fibrillation treatment. Read more...
Therapy will help. You may benefit from therapy to address your anxiety. However talk to your doctor about your anxiety to see if your it is related to your atrial fibrillation. Your anxiety can still be treated with medication despite having atrial fibrillation. Read more...
Atrial fib anxiety. Unfortunately atrial fib can cause significant anxiety symptoms in and of itself and should be evaluated and treated by a cardiologist. Also, antidepressants such as ssris that are usually recommended to treat anxiety can cause atrial fib! benzodiazepines would help and not cause it but can cause dependence. Treat the atrial fib first! Read more...

Can my diagnosis of major depression be tied with or have lead to me having atrial fibrillation at a younger age of 34 years old when diagnosed-af?

Psychoimmunology. Per webmd : "known as the "broken heart syndrome" or stress-induced heart failure is a medical condition, a perfect example of the heart's power & vulnerability, writes mimi guarneri, md, a practicing cardiologist, author of the book, the heart speaks. "the condition seems 2 be caused by high levels of hormones that the body produces during severe stress, which can be temporarily toxic 2 heart ". Read more...