it's easy to get checked. just ask your doctor about atrial fibrillation
An overview of AFib, signs, symptoms and tips on how to look after your heart.
Some people with AFib do not experience any symptoms,although a fast heartbeat may be felt (some people describe these as 'palpitations').
Shortness of breath
Chest pain (Angina)
However, some people have no symptoms at all.
If you have AFib you are five times more at risk of having a stroke than someone without AFib.
Wolf PA,et al Atrial Fibrillation as an independent Risk Factor for Stroke:The Framingham Study.
The exact cause of AFib is not fully understood, but the risk increases as you get older and it is more common in people with other heart conditions such as:
Medicines to regulate your heart rate.
Medicines to thin your blood and reduce stroke risk.
Healthy lifestyle changes.
Medical and surgical procedures to restore normal heart rhythm.
What should you do about it?
It's easy to have it checked out, next time you visit your doctor ask them about Atrial Fibrillation.
To diagnose Atrial Fibrillation your doctor will take your medical history, give you a medical examination and arrange for an Electrocardiogram (ECG) - a test which confirms your heart rhythm.