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Can you live with irregular heartbeat?

Can you live with irregular heartbeat?

People with harmless arrhythmias can live healthy lives and usually don’t need treatment for their arrhythmias. Even people with serious types of arrhythmia are often treated successfully and lead normal lives.

Does AFIB “wear out” the heart?

No, if the fibrillation is limited to the atrium. In permanent AFib the atrium muscles suffer a fibrosis which means the muscles are not really pumping, just quivering. This does not wear the heart out as long as the electrical signals to the Ventricles is controlled.

Is a flutter worse than AFIB?

In AFib, the Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) A consistent heart rhythm and a heart rate between 50 and 100 beats per minute is normal. An irregular, slower, or faster rhythm could indicate underlying conditions. Test results help in detecting structural abnormalities, irregularity in the heart rhythm, inadequate blood flow to the heart, heart attack, or damage to the heart muscle. ECGs are also often performed to monitor the health of people who ha… test shows an irregular ventricular rate. The symptoms of atrial flutter tend to be less severe than the symptoms of AFib. People with atrial flutter have a tendency to develop AFib, even after treatment. Both conditions carry an increased risk of stroke. Whether you have AFib or atrial flutter,…

What are the signs and causes of AFIB?

AFib happens because of recurrent irregular electrical signals passing from the sinus node to the upper chambers of your heart called the atria. These inconsistent signals cause the atria to contract in a fast and chaotic pattern which often produces symptoms like shortness of breath, chest discomfort, fatigue, and dizziness.

Will atrial fibrillation or AFIB Shorten your life?

In short, it’s possible for AFib to affect your lifespan. It represents a dysfunction in the heart that must be addressed. However, many treatments are available that can help you control your symptoms and reduce your risk for major events, such as stroke and heart failure.