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Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis and Risk Factors

In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains atrial fibrillation diagnosis and the tests your doctor may run through. She also discusses AF risk factors.

In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains atrial fibrillation diagnosis and the tests your doctor may run through. These include an electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, and chest x-rays, as well as asking about family history. Dr. Parikh also discusses the risk factors for developing AF such as damage to the heart structure, cardiovascular disease, and surgery. AF is more common in men and more prevelent with age.

Preeti Parikh, MD

This video features Preeti Parikh, MD. Dr. Parikh, a board-certified pediatrician affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, is HealthiNation's chief medical editor.

Duration: 3:46. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Dr Mera Goodman, Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: Jan. 29, 2015
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