October 5, 2015

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Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation (AFib)?

Many patients with atrial fibrillation have no symptoms and are unaware of the abnormal heart rhythm. The most common symptom of AFib is palpitations, an uncomfortable awareness of the rapid and irregular heartbeat. Other symptoms of AFib are caused by the diminished delivery of blood to the body. These symptoms include:

  • dizziness,
  • fainting,
  • weakness,
  • fatigue,
  • shortness of breath, and
  • angina (chest pain due to reduced blood flow to the heart muscles). Continue Reading
Reviewed on 5/27/2015
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