Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib or AF, consists of arrhythmia, or an irregular heartbeat, including a quivering or fluttering feeling. This is brought on by electrical impulses in the atria (upper heart chambers) firing abnormally.
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These symptoms can be uncomfortable, as can the dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, and even chest pain or pressure that can result. However, the real danger is that more serious symptoms like blood clots, heart attack, and stroke could occur.
Many people who have the condition fail to realize that the palpitations they experience are AFib, or they are unaware of the seriousness of the condition, and without treatment, severe symptoms are more likely to develop. In other words, it’s important to learn how to properly manage atrial fibrillation. Here are a few things you should be doing if you are suffering from atrial fibrillation.