Atrial Fibrillation

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Q:

How long can an elderly person with less than 40% heart function live with his heart in constant atrial fibrillation. Thanks for your time.

A:

Most patients do very well with this condition, but if AF persists, it requires to take a blood thinner such as Coumadin or a new drug, just released, Pradaxa (dabigatran) that will make treating especially the elderly much simpler. Read more here:
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-information/heart-arrhythmia
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/heart-disease-treatment/heart-disease-med
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/ca-blog/problems-with-a-fib-coumadin-the-
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiac-risk-assessment.com/

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