Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms
- Q What are the symptoms of occasional atrial fibrillation?
The symptoms of occasional atrial fibrillation can range from no symptoms at all to chest pain and shortness of breath, lowered blood pressure, feelings of lightheadedness, weakness, confusion, and palpitations. Palpitations are usually uncomfortable and... Full Answer
- Q What does atrial fibrillation feel like?
Dr. Douglas Severance, Family MedicineWith atrial fibrillation, you may notice an irregular heartbeat, like your heart is skipping a beat or adding extra beats. You may notice that your sleep is affected because of a rapid, irregular heartbeat. You may find it harder to catch your... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of chronic atrial fibrillation?
Some people affected with chronic atrial fibrillation are symptom free. Others may have symptoms such as low blood pressure; a quick, irregular pulse; lightheadedness; or palpitations. Chest pain is a common symptom among older people, and some people in... Full Answer
- Q Can other heart conditions mimic atrial fibrillation?
Dr. Douglas Severance, Family MedicineOther heart conditions and panic attacks can mimic symptoms of atrial fibrillation, including a fast heartbeat, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and dizziness. To diagnose atrial fibrillation, your doctor will check your symptoms, take a medical... Full Answer