The disorder is characterized by an irregular and often rapid heart rate. In Slovakia, for 10 years, the number of patients has increased by 32%.
Physicians draw attention to the increased tendency of fibrillation
To sort. This results from a new report from the Atrial Fibrillation Association
issued on the occasion of the World AIDS Awareness Week.
According to her, atrial fibrillation is among the most prominent
the problems of the world.
"Fibrillation of the atrium is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and
it can be a disease that disables life that jeopardizes complications.
Its emergence in Europe and Slovakia continues to grow. In our country for ten years
the number of patients increased by 32%. It's a complicated, but good disease
treatable if exposed in time " the president said
Of the Slovak Association of Cardiac Arrhythmias Gabriela Kaliská.
Atrial fibrillation is characteristic of irregularities and often rapid
a heart rhythm that leads to uncoordinated juxtaposition of two hearts
To sort. Irregular heart rhythm can cause blood circulation
precipitates because the blood can accumulate before being pumped into the brain
in the heart. The patient is thus at risk of developing a stroke
associated with atrial fibrillation.
This disease is particularly dangerous because almost 30%
patients have no symptoms. However, it is a progressive disease,
which in one of the five affected will change over the year
from time to permanent atrial fibrillation. There are several
risk factors – obesity, diabetes, alcohol, heart failure,
the effects of smoking and the advanced age, with people over 65 having eight
out of ten.
The number of patients increases
"Even in Slovakia, the number of people it has increased is rising
diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Their age is increasing, but
we treat many young people. Last year, according to the National Health Center
the information had a fibrillation of 120,340 people. Of which 22-44 years
was 17,433. Up to 20% of patients with stroke had malnutrition
has established atrial fibrillation. It is a disease generally less well known
difference in heart attack. It can be detected by regular pulse measurement and each
a general practitioner's visit should be with his measurement. Be
Atrial fibrillation can be treated with drugs or catheter ablation,
Operationally, we need to have an ECG " the president said
Slovak Society of Cardiology Peter Hlivák.
Typical symptoms of atrial fibrillation are irregular heartbeat
rhythm, weakness, fatigue or shortness of breath, but they do not appear for everyone
patient. The doctor finds a diagnosis only when he suffers a stroke.