Afib Treatment

Know Your Foe - Get the Latest Information You Need To Beat Afib! 

 
 
 
Back |  Print  |  Bookmark

Types of Atrial Fibrillation

What Type of Afib Do You Have?

Atrial fibrillation is the most prevalent cardiac arrhythmia in patients over 50, it is also the most complex and difficult to categorize.

The causes of afib are not completely understood and so the different types of atrial fibrillation are sometimes mis-diagnosed or they may overlap one another.

The way in which allows certain types of atrial fibrillation are able to continue in a self-sustaining manner has not yet been completely explained.

Not all types of afib are easily diagnosed, and many people, doctors included, simply do not understand the prevalence, severity and risks of atrial fibrillation.

Recognized Categories of Afib(AF) Include:

  • Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (AF) - The abnormal electrical signals and quickened heart rate begin suddenly and then stop on their own.  Patients may experience mild or severe symptoms.  Symptoms can last for just a few seconds or minutes, or persist for hours, and even days.  Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation generally originates from the junction of the pulmonary veins within the left atrium (the left upper chamber of the heart).

  • Persistent Atrial Fibrillation (AF) - in this case the atrial fibrillation only stops when the patient receives treatment.  Treatment may be surgical, with medicine, electrical shock (Cardioversion) or a combination of these.

  • Permanent Atrial Fibrillation (AF) now mostly refereed to as Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation as most Afib can now be cured by ablation or surgery.

You may hear doctors refer to Atrial Fibrillation in some other terms related to the above types of afib such as:

  • Acute-onset atrial fibrillation - atrial fibrillation that has started suddenly, or gotten worse.
  • Post-operative atrial fibrillation - AF that may happen after surgery. Generally, it stops by itself. Sometimes the patients may require treatment.

Whichever kind if afib you have there is hope for you. Get in to see a good Cardiologist/Electophysiologist and

NEVER GIVE UP.Types of Atrial Fibrillation

Stingram
08/21/2010

 

 ↑ Back to Top

 

Afb Treatment

Afibtreatment Today RSS Feed


 

Atrial Fibrillation
Red Alert!
 Afib Treatment Blog
Atrial Fibrillation Cure Special Update
 Fitness and Afib
 FIRM Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
 Pradaxa Alert - Is It Worth The Risk?
 Multaq Alert
 Afib Treatment - My Story
 Atrial Fibrillation - It Begins
 Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation
 Holiday Heart Alert
 The Electrophysiologist
 Ablation Stories
 Ablation For Atrial Fibrillation
 Afib Treatment Ablation
 Atrial Fibrillation Ablation - Tell Me About It
 My Afib Ablation
 Cryoablation for Afib
 What Causes Afib
 High Blood Pressure and Afib
 Tests For Atrial Fibrillation
 EKG or Electrocardiogram
 Holter Monitoring
 Types of Atrial Fibrillation
 Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
 Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
 Permanent Atrial Fibrillation
 Atrial Fibrillation Medications
 Amiodarone
 Tikosyn Time
 Multaq Mania
 Multaq FAQ
 Metoprolol
 Warfarin
 Afib Videos
 Afib Video Gallery
 Afib Symptoms in Women
 MiniMaze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation
 Atrial Fibrillation And Heart Valves
 Atrial Fibrillation And Diabetes
 Atrial Fibrillation Articles
 Atrial-Fibrillation-Causes-Symptoms-Information-and-Treatment
 Atrial-Fibrillation-What-Is-It
 Cardiac-Arrhythmias- Definition-Causes-Symptoms-and-Treatment
 Cardiac-Arrhythmias-Abnormal-Beating-of-the-Heart
 Does-Caffeine-Cause-Atrial-Fibrillation
 How-to-Read-an-Ecg
 Implantable-Cardioverter-Defibrillators
 Know-the-Various-Heart-Disease-Symptoms-and-Signs
 Obstructive-Sleep-Apnea-Cardiovascular-Consequences-and-Treatment-Options
 Sleep-Apnea-Related-Heart-Complications
 Heart Health - The Basics
 Celebrities with Atrial Fibrillation
 Susan Lucci - Celebrities with Atrial Fibrillation
 Joe Biden - Celebrities with Atrial Fibrillation
 Dick Cheney - Celebrities with Atrial Fibrillation
 Jarriel King - Celebrities with Atrial Fibrillation
 President George H. W. Bush - Celebrities with Atrial Fibrillation
 Pat Robertson - Celebrities with Atrial Fibrillation
 Barry Manilow - Celebrities with Atrial Fibrillation
 Gene Simmons - Celebrities with Atrial Fibrillation
 Mario Lemieux - Celebrities with Atrial Fibrillation
 Jerry West - Celebrities with Atrial Fibrillation
 Billy Jean King
 Links
 Afib News
 Site Map
 Privacy Policy