What does atrial fibrillation look like on an ECG?

Do I need general anaesthetic for my ablation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Do I need general anaesthetic for my ablation?

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Do I need general anaesthetic for my ablation?

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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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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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Do I still need to take medication after an ablation procedure?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Do I still need to take medication after an ablation procedure?

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Do I still need to take medication after an ablation procedure?

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Do I need a general anesthetic for an ablation procedure?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Do I need a general anesthetic for an ablation procedure?

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Do I need a general anesthetic for an ablation procedure?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

Does a pacemaker control aftrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Does a pacemaker control aftrial fibrillation?

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Does a pacemaker control aftrial fibrillation?

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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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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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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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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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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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What can I do to help atrial fibrillation?

When to seek specialist help for atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

When to seek specialist help for atrial fibrillation?

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When to seek specialist help for atrial fibrillation?

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Wondering when to seek a specialist’s help for atrial fibrillation? Dr. Syed Ahsan explains that anyone with this condition needs to seek medical treatment, even if they have no symptoms. Early intervention can prevent blood clots from forming.

Video Transcript

Anyone with atrial fibrillation should seek medical advice, even if they're having no symptoms. And the main reason is to assess your risk of stroke and see whether you need to be started on blood thinning medications to prevent blood clots from forming.

What medications are there for atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What medications are there for atrial fibrillation?

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What medications are there for atrial fibrillation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan lists some of the medications available for atrial flutter, including blood thinners and anti-coagulants, as well as rate control medications. The most effective treatment is a catheter ablation.

What is the kardia heart monitoring device?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What is the kardia heart monitoring device?

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What is the kardia heart monitoring device?

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If you want to learn more about your heart rhythm, there are tools available to help you monitor it home. For example, the Kardia device is a home monitoring tool for heart rhythm that is available on smartphone or smartwatches. Dr. Syed Ahsan, a specialist expert in heart rhythm disorders, recommends it for accurate and non-invasive at-home heart rhythm monitoring. Recordings can be stored as PDFs and easily shared with your medical team to confirm your diagnosis.

What is the convergent procedure and who is it for?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What is the convergent procedure and who is it for?

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What is the convergent procedure and who is it for?

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Dr. Syed Ahsan, a Consultant Cardiologist, explains the convergent procedure, a novel approach to treat atrial fibrillation. It combines internal and external heart treatments in two separate procedures, which take place across a few weeks. Research has shown that you can have better outcomes in maintaining a regular heart rhythm with this combined approach. If standard catheter ablations have failed, or your heart is too large or has been in AF for a long time, the convergent procedure may be more suitable for you. Contact us today to book your appointment with Dr. Ahsan.

My smart device says I have AF what should I do?
Dr Syed Ahsan

My smart device says I have AF what should I do?

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My smart device says I have AF what should I do?

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If your watch or phone alerts you about potential atrial fibrillation (AF), it's crucial to consult with a doctor or a specialist like Dr. Syed Ahsan, a specialist expert in heart rhythm disorders. Further tests and investigations may be necessary, as these modern devices are accurate in detecting AF. Take any alerts seriously and seek professional advice promptly.

How can I monitor my AF after ablation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

How can I monitor my AF after ablation?

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How can I monitor my AF after ablation?

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After you've had an ablation procedure, you will still need to keep any eye on your atrial fibrillation (AF). Our expert Cardiologist, Dr. Syed Ahsan, may request you to use a smart device, like a phone or watch, to monitor your heart rhythm. This will help you stay informed and on top of your condition, and, if concerned, you can share the data with him to get a professional assessment. The devices are very accurate and will help you feel reassured about your AF.

How manageable is atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

How manageable is atrial fibrillation?

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How manageable is atrial fibrillation?

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Are you experiencing atrial fibrillation (AF) and concerned about what it means for your health? AF is totally manageable, but it is important that you keep taking your medications and contacting a healthcare provide if you're worried about anything. The key is to stay calm, as there are many effective strategies to address and treat atrial fibrillation. Dr. Syed Ahsan is a world-leading expert in heart rhythm disorders, treating many people like you with AF every day. Contact us today to book your consultation with him.

What are the treatments available for atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What are the treatments available for atrial fibrillation?

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What are the treatments available for atrial fibrillation?

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Dr Syed Ahsan, Consultant Cardiologist explains the different types of treatments available for atrial fibrillation. These include catheter ablation and convergent ablation. There is another hybrid procedure called the conversion procedure which is currently being trialled.

What are the treatment options for atrial fibrillation?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What are the treatment options for atrial fibrillation?

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What are the treatment options for atrial fibrillation?

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In this video. Dr. Syed Ahsan, our Consultant Cardiologist, discusses atrial fibrillation (AF) management. Initially, blood thinners are prescribed to prevent stroke risk. Your medications are then tailored to either maintain a normal heart rhythm or control your heart rate. Catheter ablation, a modern minimally invasive procedure, corrects heart irregularities as a day case procedure. To understand which of these treatment options is most appropriate to your unique needs, contact us today.

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 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

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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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Dr Syed Ahsan advises that while there is no cure for atrial fibrillation, there are plenty of treatments, such as medications and ablation, that can treat the problem.

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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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, 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.