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Atrial fibrillation in the elderly

Atrial fibrillation in the elderly: Introduction

Atrial fibrillation in the elderly: Atrial fibrillation in the elderly is a cardiac arrhythmia in which the upper chambers of an older adult's heart are beating irregularly and rapidly in a quivering manner. See detailed information below for a list of 11 causes of Atrial fibrillation in the elderly, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Atrial fibrillation in the elderly:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Atrial fibrillation in the elderly. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Atrial fibrillation in the elderly

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Atrial fibrillation in the elderly: Symptom Checker

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Atrial fibrillation in the elderly Treatments

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Atrial fibrillation in the elderly: Animations

Atrial fibrillation in the elderly: Comorbid Symptoms

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Atrial fibrillation in the elderly: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Atrial fibrillation in the elderly

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be causes of...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It...read more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a...read more »

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there are many other less severe possibilities. Some...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease,...read more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as benign...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure...read more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of the symptoms...read more »

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Atrial fibrillation in the elderly: Related Rare Diseases

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Atrial fibrillation in the elderly: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Atrial fibrillation in the elderly

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How Common are these Causes of Atrial fibrillation in the elderly?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Atrial fibrillation in the elderly. Of the 11 causes of Atrial fibrillation in the elderly that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 9 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Atrial fibrillation in the elderly:

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Causes of Atrial fibrillation in the elderly Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Atrial fibrillation in the elderly based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

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    Medical Conditions associated with Atrial fibrillation in the elderly:

    Seniors health symptoms, Atrial symptoms (24 causes), Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Heart rhythm symptoms (1589 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes)

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