Doctors for Atrial Fibrillation in Anand Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by rapid and irregular beating. The symptoms are: 1. Shortness of breath 2. dizziness 3.Sudden onset of shortness of breath during the night 4. Swelling of lower extremities
HOW IS ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIAGNOSED?
The first diagnostic step taken by cardiologists is detecting cause of arrhythmia and classification of the arrhythmia after physical and medical history examination. Confirmation of diagnostics is done through ECG, complete blood count, serum thyroid stimulating hormone level, transthoracic echocardiogram.
HOW IS ATRIAL FIBRILLATION TREATED?
Treatment of AFib is directed towards controlling underlying causes, slowing the heart rate and/or converting the heart to normal rhythm, and stroke prevention using blood-thinning medications. Medications are commonly used in the longer term to control or prevent recurrence of AFib, but medications may not be effective and may have intolerable side effects.
DID YOU KNOW?
One-half million new cases of atrial fibrillation are diagnosed every year in the U.S.