Atrial fibrillation— Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Why does this happen when i have a pacemaker?
it's common in patient with pacemaker. I guess your pacemaker is VVI . This means the pacemaker work mode is Ventricular pacing. AS time goes by you may suffer AF.  AF is a kind of Atrial arrhythmia. In this situation you can get Radiofrequency ablation. IF you need  pacemaker replacement next time, DDD is sugguested.
The symptoms here are so similar to the heart attack symptoms. How to differentiate them?
They're quite different actually. However, anyone feeling discomfortable with their heart should go to ER and get ECG first. ECG can differetiate AFib and heart attack accurately.
Do u shake uncontrollable
What causes mine, is getting and feeling rushed, and when I'm stressed or scared
Is this a serious concern
Although atrial fibrillation itself usually isn't life-threatening, it is a serious medical condition that sometimes requires emergency treatment.

A major concern with atrial fibrillation is the potential to develop blood clots within the upper chambers of the heart. These blood clots forming in the heart may circulate to other organs and lead to blocked blood flow (ischemia).

Treatments for atrial fibrillation may include medications and other interventions to try to alter the heart's electrical system.
Afib yes, it can kill you by wearing your heart out from racing. My daughter has afib. Has had 2 ablations. Born with extra electrodes.
Me too. I was born with extra electrodes. My Dr. said it's Supraventricular tachycardia. I had two ablations, 2001 and 2005. In 2001 when I first showed the symptom, I had crazy fast heart rate.
Did they fix you, I have the same
What cause Afib.
Abnormalities or damage to the heart's structure are the most common cause of atrial fibrillation. There are many other possible causes, including high blood pressure, heart attack, coronary artery disease, abnormal heart valves, heart defects you're born with, an overactive thyroid gland or other metabolic imbalance, and exposure to stimulants, such as medications, caffeine, tobacco or alcohol. Besides, sick sinus syndrome, lung diseases, previous heart surgery, viral infections, sleep apnea, stress due to surgery, pneumonia or other illnesses, may also cause atrial fibrillation.