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Atrial fibrillation is when the heart is beating too fast or too slow because the beat in the heart’s upper chambers are out of sync with the beats in the heart’s lower chambers. While atrial fibrillation is not life-threatening, it is a serious medical condition since it can increase the risk to strokes and blood clots.
Atrial fibrillation is mainly caused from a previous heart condition like high blood pressure, heart attack, or coronary artery disease. Atrial fibrillation can also occur after heart surgery.
Some people may feel symptoms of atrial fibrillation while others may not. Below are a few of the symptoms of atrial fibrillation.
Imaging and Diagnostics:
There are many ways for your doctor to be able to diagnose atrial fibrillation. Below are methods that the doctor can use to diagnose atrial fibrillation.
Treatment methods will vary based on the cause of atrial fibrillation, the symptoms, and the risk for stroke that the patient has. Below are treatment methods for atrial fibrillation
Lifestyle changes may help reduce the episodes of atrial fibrillation. Having a healthy heart will help manage the atrial fibrillation. To have a healthy heart, the patient should do the following.