Atrial fibrillation is one of the complications of coronary heart disease (CHD) along with other disorders of the heart rhythm. This is one of the most common heart rhythm disturbances. In addition to IHD, the cause of atrial fibrillation may be thyroid disease, accompanied by its increased function and rheumatism (not to be confused with lower back pain this is not rheumatism).
Of the complications of fibrillation, strokes and gangrene can be identified as a result of thrombosis of the arteries. Most people with atrial fibrillation (especially if the duration of atrial fibrillation exceeds 48 hours) have an increased risk of developing blood clots, which, due to their mobility, can contribute to the development of a stroke. Blood clots form because of the blood “whips” like in a mixer because of a chaotic contraction of the atrium walls. Then the thrombus sticks to the inner wall of the atria.
If we are dealing with an attack of atrial fibrillation, it should be tried to stop (especially if this is the first occurrence of an arrhythmia in your life). If you have a permanent form of atrial fibrillation, you need a constant intake of drugs to control heart rate and prevent stroke. Atrial fibrillation is not associated with a high risk of sudden death, so it is not considered a fatal rhythm disorder, such as ventricular arrhythmias.