How can I prevent atrial fibrillation?

Is there a cure for atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Is there a cure for atrial fibrillation?

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Is there a cure for atrial fibrillation?

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I still have symptoms after an ablation procedure
Dr Syed Ahsan

I still have symptoms after an ablation procedure

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I still have symptoms after an ablation procedure

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Dr Syed Ahsan

What does atrial fibrillation look like on an ECG?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What does atrial fibrillation look like on an ECG?

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What does atrial fibrillation look like on an ECG?

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Atrial fibrilation and stroked animation video London Heart Clinic?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Atrial fibrilation and stroked animation video London Heart Clinic?

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Atrial fibrilation and stroked animation video London Heart Clinic?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

Can I refer myself for an atrial fibrillation consultation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Can I refer myself for an atrial fibrillation consultation?

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Can I refer myself for an atrial fibrillation consultation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

How long do I need to wait for a diagnosis high?
Dr Syed Ahsan

How long do I need to wait for a diagnosis high?

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How long do I need to wait for a diagnosis high?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation?

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What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

What is atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What is atrial fibrillation?

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What is atrial fibrillation?

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0:47

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Dr Syed Ahsan

Who is at risk with atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Who is at risk with atrial fibrillation?

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Who is at risk with atrial fibrillation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

What are my options if I have atrial fibrillation but don’t want blood thinners?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What are my options if I have atrial fibrillation but don’t want blood thinners?

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What are my options if I have atrial fibrillation but don’t want blood thinners?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

What are my options if I’ve had atrial fibrillation for a long time?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What are my options if I’ve had atrial fibrillation for a long time?

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What are my options if I’ve had atrial fibrillation for a long time?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

What are the risk factors for atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What are the risk factors for atrial fibrillation?

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What are the risk factors for atrial fibrillation?

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0:41

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Dr Syed Ahsan

What can I do to help atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What can I do to help atrial fibrillation?

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What can I do to help atrial fibrillation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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What can I do to help atrial fibrillation?

How is atrial fibrillation diagnosed?
Dr Syed Ahsan

How is atrial fibrillation diagnosed?

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How is atrial fibrillation diagnosed?

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Dr Syed Ahsan explains that atrial fibrillation can be easy to diagnose. Your pulse will be checked, and if it is irregular you will undergo an ECG or a longer period of monitoring.

How can I prevent atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

How can I prevent atrial fibrillation?

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How can I prevent atrial fibrillation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan lists some of the ways to prevent atrial fibrillation by following a healthy lifestyle, drinking less, quitting smoking, and following a Mediterranean diet.

What are the diagnostic tests for atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What are the diagnostic tests for atrial fibrillation?

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What are the diagnostic tests for atrial fibrillation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan lists some of the diagnostic tests for atrial fibrillation, including an ECG, longer monitoring with a 24 hour to 1-week ECGs, or an echocardiogram.

How does atrial fibrillation increase the risk of stroke?
Dr Syed Ahsan

How does atrial fibrillation increase the risk of stroke?

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How does atrial fibrillation increase the risk of stroke?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Dr Syed Ahsan explains that atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke because the irregular heartbeat allows blood to pool and clot in a sac near the heart. The clots can then travel to the brain and cause a stroke.

Everything you need to know about atrial fibrillation AF?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Everything you need to know about atrial fibrillation AF?

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Everything you need to know about atrial fibrillation AF?

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1:54

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Dr Syed Ahsan

How long does atrial fibrillation take to diagnose?
Dr Syed Ahsan

How long does atrial fibrillation take to diagnose?

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How long does atrial fibrillation take to diagnose?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Typically, appointments are available promptly. In emergencies, we will try to see you within 24 to 48 hours, but for most patients, your appointment will be scheduled for a few days’ time. Dr. Syed Ahsan will ensure you can get any tests that are required organised very quickly, often on the same day. You'll get the results of these tests and any other follow-ups within a matter of days.

Is atrial fibrillation genetic?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Is atrial fibrillation genetic?

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Is atrial fibrillation genetic?

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Dr Syed Ahsan advises that atrial fibrillation can be genetic, and so he would ask you first for a detailed family history.

What is the difference between atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What is the difference between atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation?

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What is the difference between atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Dr Syed Ahsan, Consultant Cardiologist explains the differences between an atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation. Whereas an atrial flutter is a fast regular beating, atrial fibrillation is an irregular chaotic heart rhythm. Both conditions increase your risk of stroke and need to be taken seriously.

Can I reduce my chances of developing AF?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Can I reduce my chances of developing AF?

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Can I reduce my chances of developing AF?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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There are many things that can increase your risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), including environmental factors, like smoking or drinking, or a family history. However, you can lower your risk. Dr. Syed Ahsan, a leading expert in heart rhythm disorders, advises maintaining a healthy weight, regular exercise, moderate alcohol intake, and a balanced diet to reduce your chances of developing AF. Addressing conditions like high blood pressure and sleep apnoea further lowers your risk of developing AF, so speak to us today.

What causes atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What causes atrial fibrillation?

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What causes atrial fibrillation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Bart’s Heart Centre Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Syed Ahsan, explains that atrial fibrillation gets more common as we get older, and the risk of developing AF can be increased by hypertension, heart disease, and previous heart attacks.

What are the triggers for atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What are the triggers for atrial fibrillation?

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What are the triggers for atrial fibrillation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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If you have atrial fibrillation, it's important to understand your triggers and how to prevent episodes. In this video, Dr. Syed Ahsan describes some of the common triggers, including alcohol and stress, and who is more likely to trigger their AF. However, everyone's triggers are different, and you may have none at all. Visit our atrial fibrillation condition page to learn about the factors that increase your AF risk.

What preventative measures are there atrial fibrillation?
Dr. Syed Ahsan

What preventative measures are there atrial fibrillation?

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What preventative measures are there atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Syed Ahsan

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Dr. Syed Ahsan, Consultant Cardiologist and Heart Rhythm Specialist, advises that the most important preventative measure for anyone with atrial fibrillation is to take blood thinners, and that new options are available.

Is atrial fibrillation dangerous?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Is atrial fibrillation dangerous?

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Is atrial fibrillation dangerous?

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Dr Syed Ahsan explains that atrial fibrillation is dangerous, as it can strokes and periods of long hospitalisation.