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atrial fibrillation

can atrial fibrillation be fatal
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Because the upper chambers of the heart only quiver during a-fib, there's the risk of small blood clots forming. Clots are the problem and the risk. That's why people with a-fib are on some kind of blood thinners.
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Many people live long productive lives with A-fib.  Most are on meds to control the rate ( higher than 60 and lower than 100 per minute) and meds to keep the blood thin. One complication of A-fib is a stroke b/c the atrium is fibrillating meaning it doesn't have the force to push blood through the heart like it should. Instead the blood pulls on the value and can clot. As it eventually goes through the heart, the clot may dislodge in the brain causing a stroke.  Blood thinners prevent this from happening.
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Hi i read your post and the answer in most cases in no its not and is actually very preventable with meds or treatment.  Ireneo is right as wel as trm....the big question is were you diagnosed with a fib and if so what is your highest heart rate and what did the docs do..it is estimated that 15 % of humans have some form of a fib and here i sit posting tonite and my pulse rate would jump into the 300's and if that wasn't fatal....well..........
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"can atrial fibrillation be fatal"?  Yes, if you have WPW syndrome.  I only know this one because I have WPW syndrome.
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And the great news is PikaPika that you are still here....so even w. WPW seeeee......it wasn't fatal to you or you wouldn't still be posting....or maybe.......no i won't let my thoughts go there so hopefully PikaPika you are real and not an angel on our site..altho that would be very welcome and i am sure we would all have messages for you to give.....
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Hi Cindy,  in the real world still have many V-Fib survivors.  Still have miracles occurred day by day......  Enjoy the life and be happy.
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