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What is Atrial Fibrillation and What Causes It?

What Is Atrial Fibrillation (AF or A-Fib)?

Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder). It can also be identified clinically when the pulse is taken. Atrial Fibrillation can be confirmed using an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) as this can demonstrate the absence of P waves together with an irregular ventricular rate.

What Causes Atrial Fibrillation?

There may be no obvious symptoms, but the condition is often associated with palpitations, fainting, chest pain, and even congestive heart failure. However, atrial fibrillation can in some people be otherwise idiopathic or brought on by benign conditions.

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¿Qué es la Fibrilación Auricular y Qué la Causa?

¿Qué es la Fibrilación Auricular (AF o A-Fib)?

La fibrilación auricular (FA o A-Fib) es la arritmia cardíaca más común (trastorno del ritmo cardíaco). También se puede identificar clínicamente cuando se toma el pulso. La fibrilación auricular puede confirmarse mediante un electrocardiograma (ECG o EKG) ya que puede demostrar la ausencia de ondas P junto con una frecuencia ventricular irregular.

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