The disorder is characterized by an irregular and often fast heart rhythm. In Slovakia, over 10 years, the number of patients increased by 32 percent.
Doctors pay attention to a markedly growing tendency to fibrillation
auricles This is due to a new report by the Atrial Fibrillation Association.
released on the occasion of World Awareness Week about the disease.
According to this, atrial fibrillation is one of the most noticeable
"Atrium fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and
it can be a disgusting disease with life-threatening complications.
Its appearance in Europe and Slovakia is still growing. In our country for ten years
the number of patients increased by 32 percent. It is a difficult disease, but good
treatable if they are exposed on time " said the chairman
Slovak Association of Heart Arrhythmias Gabriela Kaliska.
Atrium fibrillation is characteristic of irregular and often rapid
heart rhythm that leads to an inconsistent juxtaposition of two hearts
auricles Irregular heart rhythm can cause blood circulation.
falls due to the fact that blood accumulates before it is pumped into the brain
in heart. Thus, the patient is at risk of developing a stroke.
associated with atrial fibrillation.
This disease is especially dangerous in that almost 30 percent
patients experience no symptoms. However, it is a progressive disease,
which in one of the five victims will change during the year
from the time to constant atrial fibrillation. There is more to this
risk factors – obesity, diabetes, alcohol, heart failure,
effects of smoking and high age, with people over 65 who have eight
out of ten.
The number of patients is growing
“Even in Slovakia, the number of people he grows grows
Atrial fibrillation was diagnosed. Their age is growing, but
we are much younger. Last year, according to the National Health Center
the information had a fibrillation of 120,340 people. Of these, 22-44 years
there were 17,433. Up to 20 percent of stroke patients had malnutrition
established atrial fibrillation. It is usually less known disease on
unlike a heart attack. It can be detected by regularly measuring the pulse and each
A visit to a general practitioner should be carried out with his measurement. Be
atrial fibrillation could be treated with drugs or ablation of the catheter,
operatively, we have to conduct an ECG examination, ” said the president
The Slovak Society of Cardiology Peter Khlivak.
Typical symptoms of atrial fibrillation are heart failure, irregular
rhythm, weakness, fatigue or shortness of breath, but they do not appear for everyone
a patient. The doctor finds a diagnosis only when he or she suffers from a stroke.