If you experience an inability to perform an everyday activity because of feeling weakness or fatigue all the time, it indicates that your heart isn’t functioning the way it’s meant to be. Atrial fibrillation is the condition that causes irregular heartbeat and requires an accurate assessment before you can get proper treatment.
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a heart condition characterized by irregular heart rhythm developed in the top chambers of the heart. This abnormality affects the functioning of the heart and causes blood to stagnant and form clots in the left atrial appendage. The blood clots can then swim through the bloodstream to travel to the brain where they cut off the oxygen supply and lead to a fatal stroke.
In medical terms, the heart chamber is called the atrium, and the tiny pouch attached to it is known as the atrial appendage. The formation of blood clots takes place in this small pouch. Atrial fibrillation can manifest itself asymptomatic in some cases and display strong signs and symptoms in other cases. However, if the condition goes undetected or untreated, it can develop life-threatening conditions.
Whatever AFiB type may be, a specific diagnosis and treatment can help reset the heartbeat and improve the overall health as well.
Atrial fibrillation occurs when changes take place in the heart’s tissue or its electrical signals. Following health conditions may also be contributing causes of atrial fibrillation:
Some people have atrial fibrillation yet no symptoms, but those who do have symptoms may experience:
If you experience the above-listed symptoms, it is important to see and discuss with the doctor about all signs and your medical history, who after conducting diagnostic testing will confirm the presence of AFib and determine an appropriate treatment to manage or eliminate symptoms.
Atrial fibrillation can be determined by a physical exam as well as various diagnostic tests, such as an electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram (Echo), blood tests, chest X-ray, or sometimes stress test to determine how the body responds during physical exertion.
When a patient is diagnosed with AFib, the doctor may advise on the following treatment options given the type and severity of the disorder as well as the patient’s overall health and preference:
Each atrial fibrillation treatment focuses on returning the heartbeat to normal, maintaining the best heart rate, and enabling the patient to resume an active lifestyle.
We provide a premier cardiovascular care experience for patients at our state-of-the-art facility in Dubai. Our office is equipped with cutting-edge technology while our cardiovascular staff is highly experienced and trained in conducting diagnostic testing and determining treatment options for Atrial Fibrillation. Since our heart governs every activity in our body, you always search for the best options when a heart issue is diagnosed. American Hospital Dubai is the region’s trusted leader in cardiovascular care and is also nationally recognized for its performance and quality.
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