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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Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) and other arrhythmias are risk factors for SCA, as is coronary heart disease.
People with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (A-fib) can experience sudden bouts of a racing heart that occur without warning.
So, are athletes who develop A-Fib at higher risk for stroke?
Get checked for blocked arteries, a leading risk factor of stroke, as well as abdominal aortic aneurysm, blockages in the arteries of the lower legs (peripheral arterial disease) and atrial fibrillation ("A-fib").
And a recent study conducted in China and released In March 2019 by the American College of Cardiology suggests that people who consumed less than 45 percent dally were putting themselves at higher risk for atrial fibrillation (A-fib)--an irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart attack, and other heart-related Issues.
People who have high-stress jobs - such as assembly line workers - may be more likely to develop A-fib.
I've been diagnosed with a-fib in November last year.
Analysis of the data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) project indicated that those who took antidepressants and who had the highest scores on a clinical screening test for depression had more than 30 per cent increased the risk for A-fib, compared with participants with low scores for depression and who did not take antidepressants.
A-fib means the upper chambers of the heart, or atria, quiver instead of beat.
They will be looking for ischemia or A-fib [atrial fibrillation]; they're not looking for long QT syndrome, arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, or abnormal T waves."
People who regularly indulge their sweet tooth with a few bites of chocolate may be reducing their risk for atrial fibrillation (A-fib), a form of irregular heartbeat that often triggers stroke.
"You need to screen older women for a-fib and have a much lower threshold for treatment."