Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation guidelines

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Avatar n tn I, too, suffer from this gas associated arrhythmia or atrial fibrillation. I can have it in the middle of the night or day. There is an improvement when I take Pepcid or Diovel, but the best bet is Ovol extra strenth or Gax X. If I don't take anything it can get pretty scarey and last a long time. My entire chest throbs, my esophogus feels tight and I feel a pressure on the back of my tongue. Also feel a sudden fatigue.
Avatar n tn I saw another post about atrial fibrillation and stomach gas possible association or connection. I too have the same thing so it may not be all in your head if your suspect this to be the case. Most dr.'s think your crazy or never heard of this when you even suggest it. Thats whats wrong with most dr's atleast in my experience in that they don't think outside the box enough possibly because this is what they learned.
Avatar f tn Primary prevention is a lot less effective than secondary prevention (as judged by the number needed to treat to prevent one stroke per year).Recent guidelines detail the evidence for primary prevention in stroke. Because stroke may indicate underlying atherosclerosis, it is important to determine the patient's risk for other cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease. Conversely, aspirin prevents against first stroke in patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction.
Avatar n tn Hello, Without being able to review the entire history it will not be possible to give an exact answer, but generally speaking your husband would fulfill the criteria of "lone" atrial fibrillation, if his heart is structurally normal and has no risk factors.
Avatar m tn Hello, Without being able to review your entire history it will not be possible to give an exact answer, but generally speaking you would fulfill the criteria of "lone" atrial fibrillation, i.e. without structural heart disease and no risk factors. For that population the ACC guidelines recommend aspirin of 81 mg or more to prevent stroke. As the rate of stroke is very low in the "lone" atrial fibrillation population , 81 mg is usual prescribed dose.