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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.

Dr. Preeti Parikh

This video features Dr. Preeti Parikh. Preeti Parikh, MD, HealthiNation's chief medical editor, is a board-certified pediatrician with special interests in preventive medicine, advocacy, and patient education.

Duration: 3:46. Last Updated On: May 25, 2014, 5:09 a.m.
Reviewed by: Dr Mera Goodman, Dr. Preeti Parikh, . Review date: Jan. 29, 2015
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