Atrial fibrillation (part 1 of 3): Who and Why

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allblackmax says:

My Afib occurs once a? year or once every 2 years. Should I have it treated?

elisabetta moonphish says:

I have constant afib? and no insurance Fl Hospital kicked me out while my heart rate was at 30 beats a min.


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cheesehead157 says:

yes that is bad ,i had a fib and ignored it then got congestive heart failure im 44 years old
my legs started to swell up with water i lost 45 pounds of water in the hospital in? 4 days,i thought i had the flu and worked months not feeling good/no strenth.go to a cardiologist please……………….

TheStand1011 says:

I had the same question and my EP just explained that to me yesterday. When the heart is stressed it releases a hormone that attempts to lower the bodies fluid level which will lower blood pressure and relieve stress on the heart. One of the outcomes of the hormone is that it can cause frequent urination. I asked him the same question…”Why do I have to urinate ever 5 minutes during and attack?”?

SpartanStig117 says:

why do i need to? urinate more while having an episode?

TheTxturtlelytiger says:

im 21 and i have persistent a fib, is that bad?? lol

azadman123 says:

Thank you sir for the reply,troubles and your effort. God bless.?

azadman123 says:

? Thanks for the reply.

dr4afib says:

Good question. The sources of AF are indeed the areas around the veins, but the atrium itself is the one fibrillating, the result of being “driven” by these sources. Being in AF and going at 300-500 beats/minute is somewhat “toxic” to the atrium, causing something called electrical and mechanical “remodeling,” with replacement of healthy tissues by scars. The atrium sort of loses its tone, becomes baggy, and? gets enlarged. It becomes a vicious cycle.

azadman123 says:

thanks for the info, I was wondering why afib is commonly? associated with LA enlargenment if pulm vein is to be the cause? Thanks again.

MrCharliehamer says:

Thank you very informative on all three parts.?

lastprincess1 says:

Great information? very well presented.

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