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
fibrillazione atriale
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When the heart is not beating efficiently during an AFib episode, blood clots can form, raising the risk of a stroke fivefold, Calkins said.
In AFib, the normal electrical signals that make the upper and lower chambers of the heart contract and relax in sync get interrupted, causing the heart to beat rapidly and irregularly.
Afib patients are usually prescribed anticoagulant medications to help prevent blood clots from forming in the heart and moving to the brain, where they can cause a stroke.
US-based The Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance, the National Stroke Association and iHeartMedia have launched 'Tune in to AFib, Take Note of Stroke Risk' to educate the estimated nearly 7m Americans in 2017 living with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem about their increased risk of stroke, the principals said.
Women tend to be older and to have multiple other medical issues when they are diagnosed with AFib, but the exact nature of why women have increased rates of stroke and heart disease with AFib is unclear," says George Thomas, MD, a cardiologist at Weill Cornell Medicine.
This is usually sufficient for patients in the hospital who have clinicians nearby to address AFib occurrences, but many episodes occur at home and without warning.
AFib happens when erratic electrical signals in the heart cause the upper chambers (atria) to quiver chaotically and irregularly, instead of contracting in coordination with the lower chambers (ventricles).
When defining the reliability of diagnosing AFib and other arrhythmias, the term Positive Predictive(PPV) Value refers to the percentage of true positive cases among total cases detected.
Jude Medical, Dr Doraiswamy served in various leadership capacities in programme management, clinical affairs, strategic planning and portfolio management for the Afib market.
report no association between air temperature, pressure, or relative humidity, and occurrence of Afib (15).
It's estimated that nearly 3 million Americans have AFib (atrial fibrillation) and many may not even be aware that they have this condition.
The gout patients were 9 percent more likely than those without gout to develop Afib during the average nine-year follow-up period, the study found.