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    After electrical cardioversion, the doctor may prescribe anti-arrhythmic medications to help prevent future episodes of atrial fibrillation. Medications may include: dofetilde (Tikosyn), flecainide, propafenone (Rythmol), amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), and sotalol (Betapace, Sorine). Although these drugs may help maintain a normal heart rhythm, they can cause side effects, including: nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. Rarely, they may cause ventricular arrhythmias – life-threatening rhythm disturbances originating in the heart’s lower chamber. These medications may be needed indefinitely. Even with medications, there is a chance of another episode of atrial fibrillation. The patient may be prescribed medications to control the heart rate and…

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    The term fibrillation is explained as a very rapid irregular contractions of the muscle fibers of the heart resulting in a lack of synchronism between heartbeat and pulse. There are two common fibrillations in the heart known as atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation. While they are both fibrillations, ventricular fibrillation poses a far more fatal outcome than atrial fibrillation. This paper will be used to examine what causes the difference in these fibrillations and the difference…

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    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a serious medical condition that causes poor blood flow. It is sometimes referred to as chronic because it can last for years. Though, treatable by medical professional but can lead to complication. AF, is the most common type of abnormal or irregular rhythm of the heart (arrhythmia) affecting millions but mostly associated with aged or older person. The frequent occurrence “of AF increases with age, with the prevalence of 0.1% in person under 55 years of age, up to…

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    Sarah Grace Burton and Emily Dickey May 23rd, 2017 Anatomy HN - Vogel 4th Period Atrial Fibrillation Inside of the cardiovascular system, the heart normally has a regular heartbeat that is consistent. But for some people, their heartbeat is quivering and irregular which is called arrhythmia as the atria gets off beat. This rapid, abnormal heart-related condition is called Atrial Fibrillation, or more commonly known as AFib or AF. It can be caused by a variety of things, including…

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    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is typically a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia which is known for having an uncoordinated atrial activation resulting in worsening of atrial mechanical function. (1) AF is very common and presents around one-third of hospital admissions due to cardiac rhythm disturbances. There has been a substantial increase in hospital admission for AF which can be the result of an aging of the population and an increase in prevalence chronic heart disease.(2–4) Nonvalvular AF is…

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    Atrial Fibrillation One of the most common arrhythmias that clinicians will confront in practice is Atrial Fibrillation (AF). The incident of AF increases with age. Many patients with AF are asymptomatic and only diagnosed incidentally. Many others experience only non-specific symptoms such as palpitations, dyspnea, or chest pain. The following case study illustrates the clinical role of the advanced practice nurse in the assessment of a patient presenting with Atrial Fibrillation. Jimmy J….a…

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    Atrial Fibrillation is the most common type of arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is an irregular heart rhythm, where the heart beats too fast or too slow. In order to understand what Atrial Fibrillation is it is best to understand the hearts internal electrical system. The hearts internal electrical system controls the rate and rhythm of the heartbeat. With each heartbeat an electrical signal spreads from the top of the heart to the bottom. As the signal travels, it causes the heart to contract and pump…

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    catch your breath? You may be experiencing paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib) occurs when the atria (upper chambers of the heart) lose their normal rhythm and beat chaotically. When this happens, blood isn’t flowing through the heart and body efficiently. This inefficient flow can cause blood to pool inside the atria, increasing the risk of blood clots. Atrial fibrillation can be associated with stroke, dementia, heart failure, and reduced quality of life. About…

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    Cardiac Arrhythmia Essay

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    over 100 beats per minute for adults ,while Bradycardia is too slow with below 60 beats per minute. Majority of arrhythmia issues are not serious, but some predispose one to complications like heart failure or a stroke. Arrhythmia are the leading cause of sudden cardiac death, with 400,000 victims a year. There are four main types of arrhythmia, premature beats, supraventicular arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, and bradycardia. Premature beats is the most common type and harmless.Majority of…

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    * who are the involved parties in the lawsuit, and product(s) covered by the lawsuit(s) The Pradaxa lawsuit includes a 27-member Plaintiff Steering Committee. Some of the representatives of the victims in the Pradaxa lawsuit inc included Berth Bivens, Walter Daumler and John and Helen Hawkins. John and Hellen Hawkins both file their cases in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. John Hawkins lawsuit concerned the death of her mother, Nancy Brummett, while Helen’s lawsuit…

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