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The Causes, Risks and Complications Associated with Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common forms of heart arrhythmia (an irregular heartbeat), which in some cases can interrupt the normal flow of blood around the body. Atrial fibrillation - also referred to as AFib - affects the top two chambers of the heart (the atria), which disrupts the blood flow to the two lower chambers and the rest of the body. In a normal heart, the four chambers contract regularly and in the correct order thanks to the sophisticated electrical system that controls the organ.

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The Causes, Risks and Complications Associated with Atrial Fibrillation

  1. 1. Atrial Fibrillation Dr Carolyn Dean is a medical doctor and naturopath. She has authored and co-authored over 35 books T h e C a u s e s , R i s k s a n d C o m p l i c a t i o n s A s s o c i a t e d w i t h
  2. 2. 2 The Causes, Risks and Complications Associated with Atrial Fibrillation Dr Carolyn Dean Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common forms of heart arrhythmia (an irregular heartbeat), which in some cases can interrupt the normal flow of blood around the body.
  3. 3. 3 A trial fibrillation - also referred to as AFib - affects the top two chambers of the heart (the atria), which disrupts the blood flow to the two lower chambers and the rest of the body. In a normal heart, the four chambers contract regularly and in the correct order thanks to the sophisticated electrical system that controls the organ. Atrialfibrillationdescribesaheartthatis not following the regular, even rhythm. Instead, the typical pace is overridden by lots of random electrical impulses. These random electrical signals start in the top two heart chambers, making them quiver randomly - which causes the heart to only partially contract, at a very rapid rate (up to 400 beats per minute). Atrial fibrillation can be permanent or temporary, and whilst in some cases it can be deadly, when managed correctly, sufferers can live a normal and active life. For many who suffer from atrial fibrillation there are no symptoms. However, associated symptoms include heart palpitations, fatigue, chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, lightheadedness, confusion, and discomfort when exercising.
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