Rapid ventricular response, or RVR, is a serious complication of atrial fibrillation and requires medical treatment, according to Healthline. On its own, atrial fibrillation, sometimes abbreviated afib or AF, may or may ... More »

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Atrial fibrillation may be treated to prevent blood clots from forming with the use of blood-thinning medications such as warfarin, dabigatran, heparin and aspirin, notes the National Institutes of Health. Some doctors m... More »

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According to the Mayo Clinic, possible causes of Afib, or atrial fibrillation, include heart attacks, high blood pressure, congenital heart defects, an overactive thyroid gland, metabolic imbalances, lung diseases, sick ... More »

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Atrial fibrillation is an arrhythmia where the upper heart chambers contract rapidly due to irregular electrical signals, explains the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. During atrial fibrillation, the electrical... More »

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After treatment of Afib, or atrial fibrillation, it is recommended that patients address underlying causes and reduce risk factors, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Medications and lifestyle ch... More »

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Although treatable, an irregular heart beat can be a serious medical condition, according to Healthline. Some types of irregular heart beat such as ventricular fibrillation can be deadly, claims Mayo Clinic. Ventricular ... More »

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