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What causes recurrent atrial fibrillation with bilateral thoracotomy?

I have recurrent atrial fibrillation status post radio frequency ablation and bilateral thoracotomy this seems to be made wose during high stress job experiences as a nurse anesthetist will I just have continue to work like this or does this condition qualify for disability
Mon, 1 Oct 2018
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Hello,

Your symptoms could be related to a possible cardiac arrhythmia, related to chronic changes in go the myocardial tissues. For this reason, I would recommend performing a cardiac ultrasound and some blood lab tests (complete blood count, PCR, ESR, thyroid hormone levels and blood electrolytes).

A beta blocker or calcium channel blocker would help reduce cardiac arrhythmia. You should discuss with your doctor on the above issues.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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