Stroke risk calculator atrial fibrillation

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Avatar f tn The most important modifiable risk factors for stroke are high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation. Other modifiable risk factors include high blood cholesterol levels, diabetes, cigarette smoking[17][18] (active and passive), heavy alcohol consumption and drug use, lack of physical activity, obesity and unhealthy diet.
Avatar m tn Aspirin or coumadin are for clots, (Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy), the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recommended coumadin for atrial fibrillation patients at high risk of stroke, aspirin for patients at low risk of stroke, and either drug of patients with an intermediate risk. The ACCP defines a low-risk patient as younger than 65 years with no predisposing risk factors (e.g., previous stroke, TIA, embolism, heart failure, hypertension, diabetes).
428155 tn?1203688894 It sounds like you have vagal induced atrial fibrillation. It is still caused by ectopic beats from the pulmonary veins. Vagal atrial fibrillation usually starts when swallowing food, cold drinks or ice cream, when relaxed or right before you fall asleep. Medications that slow the heart rate can sometimes exacerbate vagal atrial fibrillation. This is why the sotalol -- potent beta blocker -- might make your atrial fibrillation worse.
Avatar f tn Atrial fibrillation is linked to an increased risk of stroke. The most common mechanism is sluggish blood flow in the atria which then leads to the formation of blood clots. These blood clots form in the atria and can migrate from the heart to the brain to cause a stroke. There are five major predictors of stroke in patients with AFib.
1723161 tn?1309771519 1. Does her newly discovered paroxysmal atrial fibrillation caused her stroke in the past few years? 2. Does her mild tricuspid regurgitation caused her atrial fibrillation? 3. Since my mother has mild tricuspid regurgitation, is it ok to use Pradaxia as anticoagulant?
Avatar n tn re having some trouble with your atrial fibrillation. If you have intermittent atrial fibrillation and your heart rate and blood pressure are normal, you don't need to rush to the ED. The '48 hours' people discuss is the window period that is often used to determine whether a patient can safely be "cardioverted" or knocked into a normal rhythm, either with drugs or with an electric shock.
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 m tn The most serious threat we AFib sufferers are exposed to is clot formation and the possibility that will cause a stroke. Aspirin will reduce the risk, an anticoagulant will reduce the risk further.
Avatar f tn Mayo Clinic provides the following information and is one of a few medical centers in the United States that performs the maze procedure, a highly complex surgical treatment option for atrial fibrillation. Mayo Clinic heart surgeons are highly skilled and have years of experience with this technique. The maze procedure can cure atrial fibrillation by creating barriers to the electrical pathways, in the form of scar tissue, in the atria (the heart's upper chambers).
Avatar n tn As far as I can tell, your husband is a healthy 49 year old with occasional short runs of atrial fib - what we call paroxysmal + lone atrial fibrillation. Usually there is very low risk of cardiovascular risk such as a stroke in this population; however, it should not be completely ignored. I recommend at least an echocardiogram to confrim heart muscle and valve function (if not already done), AND a holter monitor to confirm his "afib burden", ie.
Avatar n tn Left sided ablation like atrial fibrillation or left ventricular tachycardia carry a risk of about 1%. Ask your doctor what the risk is for your specific type of ablation. It would be easier to answer if knew what type of ablation.
Avatar m tn After a (small) stroke conjectured to have been caused by atrial febrillation (accompanied by a heart rate of 160 (3x her normal rate)), my wife had a pacemaker implanted and is now on coumidin, digoxin, and metoprolol. In a brief phone conversation with her doctor, she asked how long she'd be on the coumidin. He responded, "forever.
Avatar n tn •Your doctor may prescribe a blood thinner if you have had a heart valve replaced or if you have atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeats of the upper chamber), phlebitis (leg vessel blood clots) , congestive heart failure (failure of the heart to mmet the supply demand for oxygenated blood) , or, in some cases, if you are obese.
Avatar m tn I should mention that it doesn't matter that you are now in normal sinus ryhthm with sotalol. You now have an increased risk of stroke. Once you have had afib, even once, the risk becomes significant and can't be ignored. From the journal of atrial fibrillation: "The risk of stroke increases whether the lone atrial fibrillation was an isolated episode, recurrent, or chronic.
Avatar n tn My boyfriend was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation 5 years ago. He is 58 years old now. Three weeks ago he suffered a stroke after becoming lax on his coumdin medication. He has no lasting effects from his stroke. During his hospital stay he had been experiencing serious bouts of anxiety which I have read is pretty common. This past Thursday he was hospitilized with swelling in his legs, stomach and hands. He hasalso been extremely nauseous.
Avatar n tn i have atrial fibrillation and chf my doc want to put a Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in me and was wondering if thats a life time thing or can i get mt heart stringer and not need it any more ?
Avatar f tn Actually, the risk of stroke is not highest while being in atrial fibrillation, but when converting to sinus rhythm (naturally or by cardioversion). When the left atrium is not beating (during a-fib), the clots usually just stay where they are, but when the atria are beating again, clots may break off the walls and follow the blood stream. Risk of clots increase after 48 hours of untreated a-fib, which is why you need 3 (4 in Norway) weeks on anticoagulants before cardioversion.
378273 tn?1262097621 Assess Risk of stroke with Atrial Fibrillation using CHADS scoring system...if you have at least 1 point as a risk factor then a blood thinner (Coumadin) is critical to reduce your chance of suffering a stroke.
Avatar f tn probably medication is the go for you. my mother has atrial fibrillation and she takes atenol and it works excellent. doesn't control the rhythm, but controls the speed and her high blood pressure well.
Avatar m tn I assume you know the structual anomaly of ASD. If the hole beween the right and left atria is small, the pressure of the left side will force some oxygenated blood into the rightside. The oxygenated blood with the unfiltered blood will go to the lungs and no problem. But when the hole is larger, and when the right side chamber increases in size the pressure is now greater than the left atrium will shunt (pass) and unfiltered blood back into circulation.