atrial fibrillation

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Noun1.atrial fibrillation - fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heartatrial fibrillation - fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart
arrhythmia, cardiac arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
fibrillation - muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination
Translations
fibrillazione atriale
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For patients with non-valvular a-fib, the LAA is believed to be the source of the majority of stroke-causing blood clots.
A-fib symptoms include heart palpitations, dizziness, chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, fainting and lightheadedness.
None of the subjects had a-fib at baseline (age 69 years).
In the patient with A-fib, blood clots can form in the atria, or top chambers of the heart, and these clots can then travel out of the heart into the systemic circulation, causing a pulmonary embolus (blood clot in the lung).
The current market for steerable sheaths in a-fib procedures exceeds $100 million and is growing at a rate of approximately 10% annually.
People with symptomatic A-fib, as it is commonly called, may experience periodic palpitations (a sense that the heart is pounding or fluttering), chest discomfort, shortness of breath, unusual fatigue or dizziness.
Using the new research system, Emory clinicians can view a real-time digital visualization of the patient's analyzed heart rhythm and spot A-fib in its earliest stages.
If projections hold true, by 2050 as many as 12 million people will have A-fib.
Chapters explain medical terms and concepts concerning the condition in plain language for lay readers, discuss an immense variety of non-drug treatment options, offer testimonies from former A-Fib patients who overcame their condition, and much more.
Food and Drag Administration (FDA) approval for its Synergy Ablation System, a device that treats persistent a-fib concomitant with open heart surgery.
The most commonly used herbal and dietary supplements among a-fib patients were: supplemental vitamins, glucosamine/chondroitin, fish oil and coenzyme Q10.
ATRIAL fibrillation or A-Fib is a condition which leads to abnormal heart rhythms within people.