Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and You

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Symptoms of AF

Symptoms of AF

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Some people with AF do not have any symptoms, and it may only be discovered at a routine medical examination or following an admission to A&E with another condition. However, some patients may present with palpitations (being able to feel the increased and irregular heart rate), shortness of breath or chest pains.

The easiest way to detect AF is to feel your pulse. This should then be confirmed using an ECG.

Common symptoms of AF can include:

  • Palpitations which may be rapid
  • Tiredness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pains

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