Published on: 26 June 2020
- What is Atrial Fibrillation?
- Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms
- Atrial Fibrillation Causes
- Atrial Fibrillation Risk Factors
- Atrial Fibrillation Treatment
- Frequently Asked Questions
What is Atrial Fibrillation?
Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms
- Palpitations, which are sensations of a racing, uncomfortable, irregular heartbeat or a flip-flopping in the chest
- Reduced ability to exercise
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
Atrial fibrillation Causes
Atrial Fibrillation Risk factors
Atrial Fibrillation Treatment
- Reset the heartbeat
- Control your heart rate
- Prevent blood clots from forming, which can lead to a stroke.
- Resetting the heart rhythm therapy (cardioversion)
- Catheter procedures or surgery
Frequently Asked Questions:
In healthy people, atrial fibrillation isn't usually life-threatening or considered serious. However, if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or other heart diseases, atrial fibrillation can be dangerous. In any case, this condition must be properly diagnosed and managed by a physician.
The most common cause of atrial fibrillation is structural heart problems. Coronary artery disease is one of the possible causes of atrial fibrillation. A heart attack occurred.
Medicines to control heart rate and reduce the risk of stroke are used to treat atrial fibrillation, as are procedures to restore normal heart rhythm. You may be able to be treated by a general practitioner, or you may be referred to a heart specialist (a cardiologist).