Stroke prevention and atrial fibrillation

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Avatar m tn //www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke/diet-tips-for-afib.aspx?
Avatar n tn The cause of my stroke has been said to be MVP wih regurgitation and atrial fibrillation. I have been on beta blockers, but had my pulse rate react in an adverse way. I am now on 2 adult strength aspirin a day as a stroke preventative. My question is in regard to my pulse rate. I am not a physically active person due to the fatigue associated with the stroke and MVP, and have constant neurological vertigo from the old infarct.
Avatar f tn Alcohol use could predispose to ischemic stroke, and intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage via multiple mechanisms (for example via hypertension, atrial fibrillation, rebound thrombocytosis and platelet aggregation and clotting disturbances). The drugs most commonly associated with stroke are cocaine, amphetamines causing hemorrhagic stroke, but also over-the-counter cough and cold drugs containing sympathomimetics.
Avatar m tn The risk of stroke with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and persistent atrial fibrillation is equal. The CHADS2 risk score is used to determine appropriateness of coumadin for atrial fibrillation patients for stroke risk reduction. it stands for: Congestive heart failure Hypertension Age greater than 75 Diabetes Stroke. If you have stroke, it is worth 2 points, the other risk factors are worth one.
Avatar m tn Based on your age, I would say that you should stay on coumadin indefinitely because atrial fibrillation is a progressive disease and there will be recurrences in the future.
Avatar f tn The best treatment would be to correct the A-fib with digoxin or another specific anti-dysrrythmic or a pacemaker, but if this is not possible, prevention of blood clots is essential because, even a tiny one can cause a pulmonary embolism (clot in the lung) or a stroke. In atrial fibrillation the top chambers of the heart just quiver, while the bottom chambers (ventricles) keep beating, but in an irregular manner.
Avatar n tn Are you talking about Atrial Fibrillation? I recently had Afib and had a cardioversion(shocked). The cardioversion is usually done as an outpatient procedure and all things considered, it's not too bad. One of the problems,with this condition is that clots can form in the upper chamber and then when you get shocked they get released and you have a stroke.
Avatar n tn Normally, the atria and ventricles contract in a coordinated manner. In atrial fibrillation and flutter, the atria are stimulated to contract very quickly. This results in ineffective and uncoordinated contraction of the atria. The impulses may be transmitted to the ventricles in an irregular fashion, or only some of the impulses may be transmitted. This causes the ventricles to beat more rapidly than normal, resulting in a rapid or irregular pulse.
Avatar m tn I had a stroke 5 yrs ago and have suffered with Atrial Fibrillation since the stroke.
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Avatar n tn A disorder of heart rate and rhythm in which the upper heart chambers (atria) are stimulated to contract in a very rapid and/or disorganized manner; this usually also affects contraction of the ventricles. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Arrhythmias are caused by a disruption of the normal functioning of the electrical conduction system of the heart. Normally, the atria and ventricles contract in a coordinated manner.
Avatar n tn Normally, the atria and ventricles contract in a coordinated manner. In atrial fibrillation and flutter, the atria are stimulated to contract very quickly. This results in ineffective and uncoordinated contraction of the atria. The impulses may be transmitted to the ventricles in an irregular fashion, or only some of the impulses may be transmitted. This causes the ventricles to beat more rapidly than normal, resulting in a rapid or irregular pulse.
Avatar n tn I am a 37 YOA male diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation in September 1997. A cardioversion attempt (4 shocks) in November failed to convert me to a sinus rythem. My question is two-fold: first, what more can be done about the atrial fibrillation to attempt to convert it and second, if I cannot convert the rythem how might this effect my bout with congestive heart failure? Thanks for the help!
1299944 tn?1304793305 l Atrial fibrillation induced heart failure ,causing weight gain and swelling.
Avatar n tn Arrhythmias are caused by a disruption of the normal functioning of the electrical conduction system of the heart. Normally, the atria and ventricles contract in a coordinated manner. In atrial fibrillation and flutter, the atria are stimulated to contract very quickly. This results in ineffective and uncoordinated contraction of the atria. The impulses may be transmitted to the ventricles in an irregular fashion, or only some of the impulses may be transmitted.
Avatar n tn Atrial fibrillation for 10 hours from 5am
Avatar n tn Additionally, depending on your age you should also be on either aspirin or coumadin for prevention of development of a left atrial clot which can be the cause for a stroke. If this is not the case then make an appointment to see a cardiologist in the interim, otherwise it may be alright to wait the 2 months.
529315 tn?1213625013 It was not a nice procedure to endure 4 hours awake on a theatre table and a whole lot of pain afterwards but I did and here I am now. The procedure did cure me of the probelm which was making me pass out quite a lot. Anyway to cut a long story short here I am 3 years down the line. 4 weeks ago today I went out with some girlfriends for a girlie night out and had far too much to drink (10 vodka and cokes to be exact).
Avatar n tn Normally, the atria and ventricles contract in a coordinated manner. In atrial fibrillation and flutter, the atria are stimulated to contract very quickly. This results in ineffective and uncoordinated contraction of the atria. The impulses may be transmitted to the ventricles in an irregular fashion, or only some of the impulses may be transmitted. This causes the ventricles to beat more rapidly than normal, resulting in a rapid or irregular pulse.
1723161 tn?1309771519 Her doctor told me that she has many infarcts in her brain and that preventing atrial fibrillation attacks and stroke is very important. I pray everyday to God to give my mother many more years so she could gain more experiences in this world. Pradaxa here in our country costs USD$1.3 per capsule. Her doctor is worried to give her Coumadin because of constant monitoring and risk of bleeding. My mother can still walk and do her activities of daily living except cooking and cleaning the house.
428155 tn?1203688894 This is why the sotalol -- potent beta blocker -- might make your atrial fibrillation worse. If you do not have coronary artery disease and you have normal heart function, medications like flecainide or propafenone. If these medications do not help and heart rate control does not improve your symptoms, a atrial fibrillation ablation (also called pulmonary vein isolation) is also an option.
Avatar n tn Normally, the atria and ventricles contract in a coordinated manner. In atrial fibrillation and flutter, the atria are stimulated to contract very quickly. This results in ineffective and uncoordinated contraction of the atria. The impulses may be transmitted to the ventricles in an irregular fashion, or only some of the impulses may be transmitted. This causes the ventricles to beat more rapidly than normal, resulting in a rapid or irregular pulse.
Avatar n tn The cause of my stroke has been said to be MVP wih regurgitation and atrial fibrillation. I have been on beta blockers, but had my pulse rate react in an adverse way. I am now on 2 adult strength aspirin a day as a stroke preventative. My question is in regard to my pulse rate. I am not a physically active person due to the fatigue associated with the stroke and MVP, and have constant neurological vertigo from the old infarct.
238668 tn?1232732330 A disorder of heart rate and rhythm in which the upper heart chambers (atria) are stimulated to contract in a very rapid and/or disorganized manner; this usually also affects contraction of the ventricles. It is sometimes present in individuals who have very low resting heart rates due to a high level of conditioning. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Arrhythmias are caused by a disruption of the normal functioning of the electrical conduction system of the heart.
Avatar m tn I have a long history of occassional palpitations (PACs), which have become more frequent and occur most days in recent months, also with occasional episodes of atrial fibrillation. My EKG is normal. My recent annual echo shows, for the first time, a finding of mild to moderate anteroseptal and mild mid-anterior hypokinesis. EF is 72%, other measures are within normal, except mild LAE (4.1 cm) and mild MR, TR, PR regurgitation.