BY TEAM FOURTH FRONTIER DESK
Causes include high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, alcohol or drug abuse, stress, and other underlying health conditions.
Symptoms include palpitations, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, and dizziness.
Risks include stroke, heart failure, blood clots, and other cardiovascular complications.
Diagnosis involves physical exams, electrocardiograms (ECG), and other tests such as Holter monitoring and echocardiograms.
Treatment may include medications, cardioversion, catheter ablation, or surgery.
Changes such as quitting smoking, reducing alcohol intake, managing weight, and regular exercise can help reduce risks.
Low-to-moderate intensity exercises such as walking, cycling, and swimming are recommended, and high-intensity activities should be avoided.
Eating a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy can help reduce risks.
Medications such as beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, and antiarrhythmic drugs may be used to manage symptoms and reduce risks.
AFIB and dangerous heart rate can have serious health consequences if left untreated. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options can help reduce the risks.