There are several options for treatment of atrial fibrillation: Radiofrequency Ablation Epicardial Ablation Alternative Ablation Techniques or Energy Sources Antiarrhythmic Medications Direct Current Cardioversion Heart Rate Control Antiarrhythmic Medications Pacemakers to Control Slow Heart Rates
Patients with both an overactive AND underactive thyroid can have atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rhythm, but it is hard to identify whether the thyroid disease is the actual CAUSE of the atrial fibrillation, unless there are no other possible contributors.
An arrhythmia is a heart rhythm that is different than normal. Normal rhythm is called sinus rhythm because it is generated at the top of the heart in a location known as the sinus node. When this rhythm changes, it can cause a sense of "skipped" beats or irregularity, and can become faste
Cardiac arrhythmias can be treated in a variety of ways, depending on three factors - how they make you feel, how serious they are, and the risk related to the treatment. There are many arrhythmias and each has a variety of treatment options that considers the three factors listed above.In general,.
Cardiac or "heart" arrhythmias occur because there is a change in the heart's electrical system (yes, it has an electrical system!) that causes its normal rhythm (sinus rhythm) to change to a different one. Many heart rhythms are known and they develop for various reasons, most commonly he
A "skipped" beat is generally related to a heart beat that occurs earlier than expected, so that after the early beat there is a pause or delay that is longer than usual until the next heart beat, giving the sense of "skipping" or missing a heart beat.This would be considered an
Heart block is NOT a blockage in the coronary arteries (arteries of the heart). Rather, it refers to abnormal prevention of normal ELECTRICAL conduction, i.e. conduction block. "Heart block" can result from many causes including medicines, acute heart attack, cardiac surgery, Lyme disease,
Recommendations for resuming normal activity after getting a pacemaker vary. We recommend limited range of motion and weight bearing less than 10 lbs for the first two weeks. Afterward, if the wound is healing well, then gradual increase in range of motion and weight bearing is encouraged. By four..
People with atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rhythm, can take cold medicine; however, it is best to avoid cold medicines with decongestants.Some cold medicines have “decongestants” that are actually stimulants, such as caffeine or ephedrine, and these can increase the heart rate in people with