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Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis - Bleeding and Transfusions -- Aortic Valve Replacement Risks

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  • Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis
    As this eMedTV page explains, diagnosing atrial fibrillation usually starts with reviewing the patient's medical history and ends with tests such as an EKG. This article walks you through the steps involved in making the diagnosis.
  • Atrial Fibrillation Information
    By having the proper atrial fibrillation information, you can be proactive with regards to your health. This eMedTV article provides information on the causes, treatment, and symptoms of this condition.
  • Atrial Fibrillation Prognosis
    This eMedTV Web page examines things that can affect an atrial fibrillation prognosis (a prediction as to the outcome of the condition). An atrial fibrillation prognosis will depend on factors such as the patient's symptoms and response to treatment.
  • Atrial Fibrillation Tests
    Your doctor may use an echocardiogram or other tests to confirm a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. This eMedTV segment lists some of the other tests used to diagnose this condition and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Atrial Fibrillation Treatment
    In some cases, atrial fibrillation does not require treatment beyond monitoring the condition. However, as this eMedTV segment explains, in other cases, atrial fibrillation treatment, such as medications or certain surgical procedures, is recommended.
  • Atrial Fibrulation
    Atrial fibrillation is a type of abnormal heart rhythm. This eMedTV article explains that this condition can't be cured, but it can usually be managed with proper treatment. Atrial fibrulation is a common misspelling of atrial fibrillation.
  • Atrial Fibrulation Symptoms
    This eMedTV page covers common atrial fibrillation symptoms (such as an irregular heartbeat) and symptoms that can occur due to complications (such as a stroke). Atrial fibrulation symptoms is a common variation of symptoms of atrial fibrillation.
  • Atrial Fibrulation Treatment
    Atrial fibrillation treatment may involve medication and changes to diet and lifestyle. This eMedTV page covers factors that may affect treatment recommendations. Atrial fibrulation treatment is a common misspelling of atrial fibrillation treatment.
  • Atrial Fibulation
    This eMedTV page examines atrial fibrillation, a condition characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm. This article briefly covers the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this condition. Atrial fibulation is a common misspelling of atrial fibrillation.
  • Atrial Filbrillation
    As this eMedTV article explains, atrial fibrillation is a condition characterized by the heart beating slower or faster than usual. This resource provides an overview of the topic. Atrial filbrillation is a common misspelling of atrial fibrillation.
  • Atrial Fribilation
    This eMedTV segment discusses atrial fibrillation, a type of abnormal heart rhythm. This article provides a description of the condition and takes a look at its causes and treatment. Atrial fribilation is a common misspelling of atrial fibrillation.
  • Beating Heart Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (OPCABG)
    This interactive video explains in detail what happens during a beating heart coronary artery bypass graft (OPCABG).
  • Before Your Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery
    This video clip discusses what you can expect before your heart surgery.
  • Before Your CABG
    This video clip discusses what you can expect before your heart surgery.
  • Before Your Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery
    This video clip discusses what you can expect before your heart surgery.
  • Before Your Pacemaker Placement
    This video clip explains what to do to prepare for your procedure.
  • Before Your Pharmaceutical Cardioversion Procedure
    This clip talks about preparing for your procedure.
  • Before Your Procedure (Defibrillator Placement)
    This video clip explains what to do to prepare for your procedure.
  • Before Your Procedure (EPS)
    This video clip explains what to do to prepare for your procedure.
  • Before Your Procedure (TEE)
    This video explains what to do before your procedure.
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
    Normally the heart's aortic valve has three cusps, but a bicuspid aortic valve has only two cusps. As this eMedTV page explains, this type of aortic valve is not usually a problem. This article takes a look at how it is diagnosed and treated.
  • Bleeding and Transfusions -- Aortic Valve Replacement Risks
    This clip discusses the risk of bleeding and need for transfusions during this procedure.
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