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    Is symptomless atrial fibrillation a dangerous condition?

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    Dr Andrei Catanchin

    Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

    Dr Catanchin is a cardiologist and electrophysiologist managing atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders with medication, devices (ie. pacemakers, defibrillators) and catheter ablation. He … View Profile

    It can certainly be very harmful and all cases need to be properly and individually assessed, particularly for rate control (ensure the heart isn't beating too fast) and for blood thinning (to prevent clots which could cause stroke).

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