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What do intermittent episodes of atrial fibrillation indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 12 Jul 2017
Question: 3 years ago I had a heart attack. My cardiologist place 3 stents in my heart. for 2 years now I have been experiencing Afib intermittently every 1 1/2-2 months. it lasts for 1-2 hours & the stops. mostly in the early morning 3-5am. can this be an after result of the stents?
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Stents are not the cause

Detailed Answer:
Hello Ma'am

After going through the medical details provided by you I understand your concern for your health and I would like to tell you that the causes of ATRIAL FIBRILLATION include :
1. Advanced Age
2. Hypertension
3. Valvular Heart Disease
4. Coronary Artery Disease
5. Congestive Cardiac Failure

And in your case the cause is your coronary artery disease which first has caused you a heart attack and now Intermittent AF or paroxysmal AF.

The most important thing you need to take care in intermittent AF after 60 yrs of age is to take proper anticoagulant medication like Warfarin or ACITROM or Eliquis in order to prevent the or stabilise the risk of thromboembolism leading to Stroke.

No your Stents are not causing you AF.

I hope this information will answer your query. Feel free to ask back is you have any more doubts.

In future if you want me to answer your medical queries you can directly question me by visiting my profile and posting your query there.

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Dr Bhanu partap
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Brief Answer:
Hello Again

Detailed Answer:
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What do intermittent episodes of atrial fibrillation indicate?

Brief Answer: Stents are not the cause Detailed Answer: Hello Ma'am After going through the medical details provided by you I understand your concern for your health and I would like to tell you that the causes of ATRIAL FIBRILLATION include : 1. Advanced Age 2. Hypertension 3. Valvular Heart Disease 4. Coronary Artery Disease 5. Congestive Cardiac Failure And in your case the cause is your coronary artery disease which first has caused you a heart attack and now Intermittent AF or paroxysmal AF. The most important thing you need to take care in intermittent AF after 60 yrs of age is to take proper anticoagulant medication like Warfarin or ACITROM or Eliquis in order to prevent the or stabilise the risk of thromboembolism leading to Stroke. No your Stents are not causing you AF. I hope this information will answer your query. Feel free to ask back is you have any more doubts. In future if you want me to answer your medical queries you can directly question me by visiting my profile and posting your query there. Kind Regards Dr Bhanu partap