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Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is an arrhythmia in which the upper chambers of the heart do not contract in a co-ordinated fashion, and the lower chambers contract irregularly. The pulse feels completely irregular and may be very rapid or very slow.
This is an ECG showing atrial fibrillation
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SYMPTOMS OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
  1. Palpitations
  2. Giddiness or fainting
  3. Breathlessness
  4. Chest discomfort
  5. Stroke
  6. Leg and abdominal swelling
COMPLICATIONS OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
  1. Heart failure
  2. Stroke
CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
  1. Hypertension
  2. Heart valve disease
  3. Cardiomyopathy
  4. Coronary artery disease
  5. Congenital heart disease
  6. Thyrotoxicosis
  7. Chronic lung disease
  8. Sick Sinus Syndrome
  9. After any open heart surgery (first 1 month)
TREATMENT OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Treatment is directed at:
  1. Control of heart rate
  2. Correction of heart rhythm
  3. Prevention of stroke
Control of heart rate
  1. Drugs
  2. Catheter ablation and pacemaker implantation
Correction of heart rhythm
  1. Drugs
  2. Electrical Cardioversion
  3. Catheter ablation
Prevention of stroke
  1. Aspirin or clopidogrel
  2. Warfarin
  3. Dabigatran or Rivaroxaban or Apixaban or Edoxaban

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Monday to Friday : 08:30 - 17:30 hours
Saturday : 08:30 - 12:30 hours
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

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Contact Info

Ruth Kam
Heart & Arrhythmia Clinic
290 Orchard Road, #14-10 Paragon
Singapore 238859
Tel: 6333 6866 | Fax: 6333 6266
Ruth Kam
Heart & Arrhythmia Clinic @ Farrer
1 Farrer Park Station Road, #07-11 Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre, Singapore 217562
Tel: 6443 0468 | Fax: 6443 0467