logging in or signing up Atrial Fibrillation keirasmommy1 Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Let's Connect Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 5185 Category: Entertainment License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: February 26, 2010 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... By: Dr.Amol (38 month(s) ago) nice presentation.i would like to save your power point in my study material.please mail me it on email@example.com Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close Premium member Presentation Transcript Atrial Fibrillation : Atrial Fibrillation By: Jessica Renee Parazoo February 26, 2010 1 What is Atrial Fibrillation : What is Atrial Fibrillation February 26, 2010 2 Atrial Fibrillation is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia. It involves the upper two chambers of the heart, called the Atria. Also called A fib. What are the Signs and Symptoms? : What are the Signs and Symptoms? Some people have no symptoms at all. The symptoms are usually associated with a rapid heart beat. Edema, especially in ankles and feet. Lightheadedness or fainting can occur. Weakness, lack of energy, shortness of breath and chest pain. February 26, 2010 3 Who is at Risk? : Who is at Risk? Atrial Fibrillation normally occurs in people older then 65. It tends to be more common in men then women and in whites more then blacks. February 26, 2010 4 What are Possible Complications? : What are Possible Complications? While Atrial Fibrillation isn’t normally life threatening, it can cause some complications such as: Fainting Congestive heart failure Strokes February 26, 2010 5 Complications (Cont.) : Complications (Cont.) A person with Atrial Fibrillation is at high risk for a stoke. Somebody with Atrial Fibrillation is 7x more likely to have a stroke then somebody without it. February 26, 2010 6 How is it Diagnosed? : How is it Diagnosed? Atrial Fibrillation is usually diagnosed by an electrocardiogram (ECG) Or an Echocardiogram Sometimes extended evaluation is necessary, but usually isn’t. Also a chest xray can be done, but like the extended evaluation, it usually isn’t necessary. 7 What are the Treatments? : What are the Treatments? In most cases medications are enough. A person with A-Fib will need medications to regulate the heart rate and blood thinners to avoid strokes. 8 Treatment (Cont.) : Treatment (Cont.) Some people need what’s called a pacemaker. A pacemaker uses a medical device that uses electrical impulses, delivered by the electrodes connected to the heart muscle to regulate the beat of the heart. February 26, 2010 9 You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.