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 this age group may experience heart failure.
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Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Douglas Severance, Family Medicine, answeredChronic (long-term) atrial fibrillation is a serious arrhythmia. You may have symptoms such as heart palpitations that come and go, an irregular pulse, shortness of breath upon exertion or while lying down, chest pain, pain in your jaw, or feelings that you are having a heart attack.
Joan Haizlip, MSN, Cardiology, answered
The symptoms of chronic atrial fibrillation (A Fib) are different for different people. You may feel nothing. Other symptoms include:
- shortness of breath
- difficulty exercising
- chest pain