Treatment for atrial fibrillation.
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Can any online doctor help me with the ECG results?
Would like to ask the meaning of my ECG results: Atrial Rate = 67 / minute Ventricular Rate= 67/ minute Rhythm = sinus PR Interval = 0.18 seconds QRS Duration = 0.04 seconds QRS axis = +30 degrees interpretation: Nonspecific ST-T wave changes. Thanks.
What is Atrial Fibrillation? What are the causes? Treatment?
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It is a chaotic (totally irregular) rhythm – originating from the upper chambers of the heart
Several causes involving nerves, muscle of the heart may cause ..
Treatment – Aim for normal rhythm / if not feasible, control the rate…
Atrial flutter occurs when the upper chamber of the heart beats very fast. Sometimes up to 300 beats per minute. The lower chamber of the heart will beat slower and be regular. Atrial flutter should be investigated by your doctor as it usually needs medication to treat. If untreated it can be dangerous as the heart is not beating efficiently.
Hope this helps you.
Dr K A Pottinger
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