Fluttering. Quivering. Dizziness. Shortness of breath. Chest pain. If you are among the millions of people who have atrial fibrillation (AFib), you know all too well how frightening and uncomfortable these symptoms can be.
AFib is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase your risk of strokes, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Although AFib itself usually isn’t life-threatening, it is a serious medical condition that sometimes requires emergency treatment.
Symptoms of AFib
Some people with AFib have no symptoms and are unaware of their condition until it’s discovered during a physical examination or check-up. Those who do have AFib symptoms may experience signs and symptoms including:
Reduced ability to exercise
Shortness of breath
Types of AFib
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