Be careful of sudden death

Be careful of sudden death Author: Chen Yingping Zhang Lanxi July 6, 2018

Article / Yangcheng Evening News reporter Chen Yingping correspondent Zhang Lanxi

At present, the number of patients with atrial fibrillation in China is more than 10 million, and the number of new patients is increasing. Recently, the education and free clinic for patients with atrial fibrillation sponsored by Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital and supported by Johnson & Johnson Medical Service was held in Guangdong Provincial People’s hospital. Experts pointed out that when the heart beat significantly faster, irregular pulse and other symptoms, should immediately go to the hospital for regular diagnosis and treatment.

Sudden death is easy to happen when the heart beats disorderly.

“Sudden death is the main cause of death from cardiovascular diseases, and nearly 90% of them are caused by arrhythmias. Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia disease, and the incidence rate increases with age. Generally speaking, a person’s normal heartbeat is 60-100 beats per minute. Atrial fibrillation occurs when the heartbeat is too fast, too slow or irregular. ” Xue Yumei, director of cardiovascular department of Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital, said, “atrial fibrillation can increase the risk of stroke by five times compared with ordinary people. Heart failure, heart rate failure, dementia and even death risk are greatly increased.”

Xue Yumei pointed out that the harm of atrial fibrillation is great, but it is also a preventable arrhythmia disease. The first is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including smoking cessation, alcohol restriction, proper exercise, healthy diet, etc.; pay attention to the control of risk factors in life, including not overweight and obesity, controlling blood pressure, blood sugar, and snoring; in addition, for cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure and myocardial infarction, we should standardize the treatment.

Atrial fibrillation can be found by ECG examination,

Fang Xianhong, chief physician of Cardiology Department of Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital, said that patients with atrial fibrillation may have symptoms such as too fast or too slow heartbeat, palpitation and fatigue. Generally, patients can find out whether they have atrial fibrillation in time through electrocardiogram examination, dynamic electrocardiogram and even exercise bracelet. “At present, the treatment of atrial fibrillation in China includes drug therapy and radiofrequency ablation therapy,” he said. If the effect of drug therapy is not good (for example, drug resistance or contraindications can not be adhered to), surgical treatment can be considered. Catheter radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive surgery, which is the preferred surgery for atrial fibrillation.

According to reports, the current trend of atrial fibrillation patients younger, the youngest patients in the ward even only 15 or 16 years old. Fang Xianhong stressed: “when there are symptoms such as obviously faster heartbeat and irregular pulse, we should immediately go to the hospital for regular diagnosis and treatment. We should not bear it again and again, and wait until the condition worsens. Only “early detection, early diagnosis and early treatment” can really improve the treatment rate and cure rate of atrial fibrillation

Editor: Nancy

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