Fibrillation

What is Fibrillation?

Fibrillation means an excess rate of beating of the heart. Can affect either chambers of the heart- atrial and ventricular. Detected on measuring pulse and confirmed on ecg, it can be fatal. Needs urgent hospitalization.

Questions and answers on "Fibrillation"

I had a cardiac ablation on August 11 for paroxymal afib. In a follow up visit yesterday, my cardiologist said the results of my two-day heart monitor showed no signs of a fib. He said my ablation was a success, and took me off coumidin. My question is: is my a fib likely to recur at some point in the future? And what can I do to decrease the likelihood of a recurrence? Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Atrial fibrillation may recur in 10-20% of cases.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Clark!

Unfortunately for you in about 10-20% of cases atrial fibrillation may recur within first five years. You can't do anything to prevent this. Only thing you can do is to do a healthy life and to control BP...

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for exhaustion and breathlessness additionally taking sotalol 1/2 tablet night and morning 80mg
would you recommend lanoxin-digoxin

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Only if atrial fibrillation is present...

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Digoxin (lanoxin) can be used if you have problems with atrial fibrillation. Otherwise, diuretic is advised together with taking sotalol.

Hope it helped! Let me know if you have further queries!...

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does a-fib and siezures have anything to do with each other?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Atrial fibrillation may be causing seizures.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist, here to answer your query.

Atrial fibrillation can sometimes cause impaired brain blood circulation, thus causing ischemic damage in...

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Should I go back onto Warfarin, or should I stop the blood thinning drugs completely. I do not have high blood pressure etc. Atrial fibrillation was discovered by accident during a pre operative assessment. I had no symptoms. I had an ablation procedure initially but that was totally unsuccessful. I have also had cardiac diversions etc which again were unsuccessful. I have no symptoms - no problems walking, climbing stairs etc.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Kindly read ahead

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting in HCM.
I went through your query and understood your problem.
According to protocols, any patient with atrial fibrillation should be on anticoagulantion therapy to prevent stroke or myocardial infarction.
So all the...

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Hi I am a patient of paroxysysms of Atrial fibrillation - I have had 7 of them in the past 8 years . I am on Pradaxa 150 and beta blockers .Is it ok for me to take Relent tabs for my post nasal drip

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes you can

Detailed Answer:
Hello Sir

I understand your concern for your health and i would like to tell you that Relent tablet contains AMBROXOL.

Atrial Fibrillation has been reported in less than 1% of the patients so you can safely use this medicine for your post nasal drip if...

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I take Dutasteride have previously taken Avodart its been two years last 6 months I am getting dizzy/ lightheaded. Is that side effect less likely with Avodart?
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Should I stop the Dutasteride as a test to see if my dizzy/lightheadness subsides?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Consider controlling A-fib,and stopping pravastatin first

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

Avodart is the brand name for generic Dutasteride.

Some patients report feeling dizzy and lightheaded while taking it. This is because Dutasteride is an inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase...

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I have a history of atrial fibrillation, is Anafranil safe for me? Its episodic, I take myself out of it with "pill in the pocket" flecanaid.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Following advice

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

Since you have had episodes of atrial fibrillation, (which have been converted to normal rhythm with flecainide), you should use anafranil with safety.

Anafranil may...

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do a-fib and siezures have anything in common or just something that happened at the same time?i think i should get a refund. they cant answer my questionns. i just got out of hospital yesterday. so i dont have enough info back yet i guess. thank you XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello Diane!

Welcome on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that seizures could be a consequence of atrial fibrillation in your situation, especially if they occur at the same time.

You should know that during atrial...

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I was diagnosed with atrial defibrillation, a while back, no medication at that time. Recently went to ER for symtoms, light headed, dizziness, unusual heart beat, blood pressure high over 200. Was told to see primary care Doctor. Should I be concerned?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, you need to be concerned

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Your current symptoms are likely due to elevated blood pressure which is quite high which can leads to multiple problems. So it needs to be controlled.
You need to on medicines like Amlodipine telmisartan combination (Telma AM...

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I would like to know if I can take aspirin along bb isopropyl I have just had a bout of atrial ffibrillation but the nurse at the hospital said I should stop taking it my doctor has always prescribed me aspirin.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that as you are experiencing atrial fibrillation (persistent or recurrent paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, whichever it is) there is a moderate-high risk for stroke, because...

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Recent questions on  Fibrillation

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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

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My mother is 72 years old and had a cardiac ablation performed around February 21 for atrial fibrillation. It became complicated with a nick in her artery and she was hospitalized for 5 days afterward. Since then she has had 5 episodes of a rapid heart rate and has been hospitalized for this 4 additional times, and is currently in the hospital. The doctors want to do another cardiac ablation but I am worried as the doctor told her the reason she was having so many issues now is because the heart is irritated and needs to heal and could take an additional 8 weeks to heal. Wouldn t another procedure irritate it more?

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Hello Doctor, My mother is suffering from a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation and has suffered from severe falls recently and also has a haemangioma in her upper spinal region in the T3 and T4 spinal area. Please tell me what can be done to remedy the situation without surgery because she is 78 yrs old and surgery could be fatal. Thanks, Bonny Sanyal YYYY@YYYY

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I am 61 years old, diagnosed with atrial fibrillation which has been under control. I am also taking synthroid. I take Lisinopril, diltiazem and Xarelto. I also supplement these with Magnesium (250mg) which seems to help reduce my blood pressure a little more. My last blood test showed that my potassium and calcium levels were normal. I recently pinched a muscle in my back and was taking steroids, methylpred dosepak. The first day on this my blood pressure jumped to over 170 so I discontinued using them. A few days later, although my blood pressure was not unusually high, my blood pressure monitor showed that my pulse had jumped to 104. The next reading it was 109. Both readings showed an irregular heartbeat. After that it went back under 100 but the irregular heartbeat continued. I checked it at work where they have a medical center and my blood pressure was 134/78 and heart rate was 85. She didn t have the equipment to check the irregular heartbeat but said through my pulse she could detect it and said it was regularly irregular . However, later readings at home showed my blood pressure dropping under 100 with the lowest being 94/64. Pulse rate stayed under 100 but the irregular heartbeat continued. When I was finally able to reach my cardiologist, he thought that it was more likely a PIV because of the regularly irregular pulse and advised me to keep track and if my readings were over 100 consistently for 3-4 readings, let him know. After talking to him, the irregular heartbeat seemed to have gone away. Last night and today however, while my blood pressure seems to stay within range my pulse has been up and down. Sometimes over 100 and sometimes below. My normal rates are about 134/76 with a pulse of 76. This has been pretty sudden and it s so erratic that it is making me worry. It is Sunday, I am in Kansas while my doctor is in Ohio and I am working here on assignment until the end of May. Also, my lease is up and I am scheduled to move out on Wednesday to a new place and then fly home to Ohio for the weekend.

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Hi sir...I'm uploading the ecg report ...Could you please shed some light on it...

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I have atrial fibrillation and a low pulse rate (45 - 55) when at rest. I can get it into the mid 90's when exercising. I'm 73 years old. My cardiologist wants to implant a pacemaker and is talking about using either Tikosyn (Dofetilide) or...

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