Afib or atrial fibrillation is an abnormal rhythm to the atrium, one of the four heart chambers. It can affect your blood pressure in different ways depending upon the varying rate of the heart, be it uncontrolled or controlled (less than 80 beats per minute) It can also cause other problems including blood clots that dislodge and cause a stroke.
As you can see it's very important to have your heart rate controlled. The choice to control one or the other first depends upon where your heart rate and blood pressure reside when you see your physician. She will use her judgement to determine how to proceed.
Sometime merely controlling the heart rate permits better bp control. Seek immediate treatment for this problem. good luck
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.