As the population ages, there is an increase in cardiac atrial fibrillation, estimated by three Czechs from a hundred. By 2030, the number is likely to increase by 70 percent. The risk is high pressure or diabetes, but also endurance exercise. On Thursday, he said Martin Fiala, head of the Brno Medical Care Neuron Center and chairman of the Czech Association for Heartbeat.
Atrial fibrillation is characterized by irregular and often rapid heart rhythms that lead to uncoordinated heart attacks. Irregularities of rhythm can cause blood clots, because blood can accumulate in the heart. There is a risk of stroke, fibrillation is the cause of one fifth to one third of cases.
"An important role in the prevention of playing a healthy lifestyle, observing symptoms, measuring regular pulse and preventive examinations including the ECG," said Fiala. The heart wall can also weaken endurance sports, which can also cause atrial fibrillation. The sick person observes decreased performance, breathes in tension, for example when walking down stairs. There is temporary or persistent fibrillation, one in five patients will change to permanent one year.
The European health care system costs around 3.3 billion euros per year (85 billion euros). Treatment may be done with drugs called antiarrhythmics or what is called catheterization ablation, which is inserted through an artery or vein into the heart to the heart where electrodes are placed at the end rather than the heart wall that causes fibrillation.
About 80 percent of patients are over 65 years old, with eight out of ten adults affected by fibrillation. At the age of forty, one in four. At age 69, the risk of death is around five percent. Death usually does not cause direct fibrillation, except the possibility of a stroke, causing or exacerbating heart failure, which damages heart function
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