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  1. What is cardioversion?
    If you have an irregular heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation, your consultant may want you to h...
     
  2. What is the difference between atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation?
    Atrial flutter is similar to atrial fibrillation in that it is a fast rhythm of the upper chambers (...
     
  3. What is the relationship between Atrial Fibrillation and stroke?
    During an episode of AF, the muscle of the upper chambers of the heart does not contract as it norma...
     
  4. How Serious is Atrial Fibrillation?
    AF is usually not life-threatening if it is properly diagnosed and treated. In younger people who ha...
     
  5. What are the different types of Atrial Fibrillation?
    AF may occur from time-to-time (paroxysmal AF), or it may occur constantly (persistent or permanent ...
     
  6. Who is Most Likely to Develop Atrial Fibrillation?
    AF is uncommon among young people, and the likelihood of developing the condition increases with age...
     
  7. How Common is atrial fibrillation?
    AF is the most common heart rhythm disorder. An estimated 2.2 million people in the United States ha...
     
  8. What is the difference between atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation?
    Atrial fibrillation affects the upper chambers of the heart. Ventricular fibrillation affects the lo...
     
  9. How is atrial fibrillation treated?
    Treatment for AF depends greatly upon you and your symptoms. Generally, your doctor will focus on tr...
     
  10. How is atrial fibrillation diagnosed?
    To diagnose AF, your doctor will typically use an electrocardiogram (ECG) test. This is a painless t...
     
  11. What are symptoms of atrial fibrillation?
    Symptoms of atrial fibrillation vary, so not everyone feels the same thing during AF. Some people wi...
     
  12. What are the causes and risk factors?
    Precise causes of atrial fibrillation can be difficult to identify. High blood pressure and coronary...
     
  13. What is atrial fibrillation?
    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a kind of tachycardia an abnormally fast heart rhythm. A normal, stead...