Doctors for Atrial Fibrillation in Sobermutt Galli, Hubli-Dharwad
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Atrial Fibrillation refers to a state where the patient suffers a pounding heart accompanied by an accelerated heartbeat. This condition usually leads to greater ailments like an elevated risk of strokes and heart disease. Persistent symptoms must be referred to a doctor so as to seek professional help.
HOW IS ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIAGNOSED?
Atrial fibrillation can be diagnosed by physical examination, electrocardiogram, Holter monitor, or patient-activated event recorder.
HOW IS ATRIAL FIBRILLATION TREATED?
The primary aim in the treatment of AF is to bring back the heart to normal rhythm and prevent a stroke. Medicines are prescribed for long term control and to prevent reoccurrence of AF. However, they may not be very effective and may have side effects. Electrical cardioversion has proven to have more success rate with almost 95% patients. A surgery may be recommended for severe cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Women with atrial fibrillation have a worse outcome overall than men