atrial fibrillation

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fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart

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Quote: "Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month gives the media and healthcare educators the opportunity to help inform the public who may be walking around with A-Fib and the risk of stroke but don't know it," according to Steve S.
A-fib can show up during an electrocardiogram, or EKG, but because the abnormal rhythm may not occur all the time, people suspected of having the condition usually must wear a Holter monitor for days or weeks to obtain a certain diagnosis.
Wilbur Su was treating my A-fib, which was now out of control due to the stroke.
Chapters explain medical terms and concepts concerning the condition in plain language for lay readers, discuss an immense variety of non-drug treatment options, offer testimonies from former A-Fib patients who overcame their condition, and much more.
Food and Drag Administration (FDA) approval for its Synergy Ablation System, a device that treats persistent a-fib concomitant with open heart surgery.
The most commonly used herbal and dietary supplements among a-fib patients were: supplemental vitamins, glucosamine/chondroitin, fish oil and coenzyme Q10.
ATRIAL fibrillation or A-Fib is a condition which leads to abnormal heart rhythms within people.
Q: In 2001, I suddenly had a short in the electrical system of my heart, and this threw me into A-fib.
A 76-year-old white woman with PMH significant for A-fib (1997), CHF, HTN, DM who was brought to the ER by family with C/O intermittent chest pain, worsening SOB, markedly decreased appetite, weakness, and confusion about 2 or 3 days.
Untreated a-fib is also associated with higher risk for cognitive decline, dementia, and mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.
In recent large trials of anticoagulant therapy for a-fib, patients given NOAC drugs generally had fewer strokes than those receiving warfarin.
None of the subjects had a-fib at baseline (age 69 years).
If projections hold true, by 2050 as many as 12 million people will have A-fib.
While it could be used to monitor someone who has chronic A-fib, the app could also detect A-fib in someone who doesn't know they have it.
Cardiac ablation devices are used to treat a heart rhythm disturbance known as atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, by destroying the tissue causing the irregularity.