If a person is sick of atrial fibrillation, it depends on several factors. In general, the risk increases with age. Approximately one in four people aged 40 and over during his lifetime atrial fibrillation atrium also fibrillation.Although no apparent reason, the following diseases and lifestyles are considered risk factors occur can be affected:
Risk factors for atrial fibrillation
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
Diabetes (diabetes mellitus)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Pauses in breathing during sleep (sleep apnea)
Heart disease and heart failure
Excessive consumption of alcohol
Atrial fibrillation is a chronic disease.
At first you will experience usually paroxysmal arrhythmia (paroxysmal) in the episodes. They begin and end spontaneously after less than 7 days, often within 24 hours. The more one heart in its normal state rhythm.Hear arrhythmia itself is called persistent (persistent) atrial fibrillation. Here is an investigational drug or electric treatment by the doctor to help the heart to return to its normal rhythm.Can produced no regular heart rhythm, the patient suffers (permanent) of fibrillation.Regardless type fibrillation AF risk of permanent stroke is high always a high individual and continuous treatment is needed to control heart rate and heart rate.