A-Fib: What are the risks?

Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition where the upper chambers beat rapidly and chaotically, leading to complications such as stroke and heart failure. Treatment options include medication and blood-thinning drugs to prevent clots from forming. Complications can also involve clots in the lungs or limbs. Lifestyle changes can help treat heart failure. Atrial fibrillation is […]

What’s acute AFib?

Acute atrial fibrillation is a sudden, irregular heartbeat that can last for hours or days and can cause shortness of breath, confusion, and loss of consciousness. Causes include blood clots, medication, and heart attack complications. Treatment includes oxygen therapy, medication, and defibrillation. Patients may need daily medication and lifestyle changes to prevent future complications. Acute […]

What’s paroxysmal AFib?

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm that can cause symptoms such as palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, reduced exercise capacity, and dizziness. It is often first detected by a healthcare professional listening to the heart and confirmed with an electrocardiogram. Treatment options include medications, electrical cardioversion, and blood thinners to reduce the […]

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