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Dr. Guzon graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine with a BLA and MD. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at St. Louis University before a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has since working as an invasive cardiologist with a particular interest in preventative medicine and cardiometabolic disease. Over the past several years, Dr. Guzon has served on the speaker bureaus of AstraZeneca, Lilly, Boehringer-Ingelheim, and Aralez.

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Tatsuya Shiraishi, MD (Cardiology)

Dr. Shiraishi graduated from the Kyoto University School of Medicine. He worked as a cardiologist at Edogawa Hospital, and after joining Ubie, he became the Director of East Nihonbashi Internal Medicine Clinic.

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  • Pulse feels irregular

  • Signs of arrhythmia

  • Blacking out

  • Irregular heartbeat while resting

  • Heart is beating fast and regularly

  • Feel anxiety suddenly

  • My heart races when I exercise

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What is Atrial Fibrillation (AF)?

Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition causing an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate, which can result in blood clots in the heart. It increases the risk of stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. Common causes include heart valve diseases and heart failure.

Typical Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

  • My pulse feels irregular

  • Feel the heart is pounding

  • Irregular heartbeat

  • Losing consciousness

  • Diagnosed with heart failure at age 45 or younger

  • History of heart failure

  • Pounding, rapid or fluttering heartbeat when lying down

  • Tachycardia

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Is your pulse irregular?

  • Is your heart pounding?

  • Do you have an irregular heartbeat?

  • Have you temporarily lost consciousness?

  • Have you been diagnosed with heart failure at age 45 or younger?

Treatmentof Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Medications, such as beta blockers, are typically prescribed to control and restore a normal heart rhythm. The choice of medication depends on the cause of the atrial fibrillation. Medications to reduce stroke risk may also be prescribed.

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References

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Reviewed By:

Osler Jay Justo Guzon, MD

Osler Jay Justo Guzon, MD (Cardiology)

Dr. Guzon graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine with a BLA and MD. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at St. Louis University before a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has since working as an invasive cardiologist with a particular interest in preventative medicine and cardiometabolic disease. Over the past several years, Dr. Guzon has served on the speaker bureaus of AstraZeneca, Lilly, Boehringer-Ingelheim, and Aralez.

Tatsuya Shiraishi, MD

Tatsuya Shiraishi, MD (Cardiology)

Dr. Shiraishi graduated from the Kyoto University School of Medicine. He worked as a cardiologist at Edogawa Hospital, and after joining Ubie, he became the Director of East Nihonbashi Internal Medicine Clinic.

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