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@karenatmayo

Hi from Karen. Atrial fibrillation refers to the upper chambers of the heart and ventricular refers to the lower chambers. I understand from my cardiologist that PVCs (premature ventricular contractions) are the last harmful and that almost everyone gets them from time to time. Atrial fibrillation is irregular beats and often fast and more dangerous.

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KarenatMayo, PVCs, by themselves, are the least harmful of the two. However, It is the disease causing them that can be and is more dangerous. For instance, Systemic Gelsolin (either TTR or non-TTR) is considered to be a disease with a high disabling and morbidity and intractability disease. The Protein fibrils invade the atrial and heart muscles and bring about the arrhythmias. The Long QRT reading, and the relatively flat aVL section on a 12-lead EKG are two of the best indicators of one's Gelsolin. Mine looks flat like a frozen lake when compared with the aVR, until you magnify the section about 20 times. Then it is rough like a saw blade. The Long QRT and the flat aVL sections are shouting Danger!

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