Know the Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

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You'd think you'd notice if your heart suddenly started racing like a jazz drum solo, that's a classic symptom of Atrial Fibrillation or Afib but other symptoms of irregular heartbeat of Afib are more subtle. Hi I'm Dr. Doria Longylespie, other less obvious Afib symptoms include dizziness, sweating, chest pressure, shortness of breath and anxiety.

Tiring more easily during exercise is another possible sign, so is fainting, but not everyone experiences these symptoms, sometimes Afib isn't diagnosed until your doctor listens to your heart during an exam, that's why regular checkups are so important. If you do have any of these symptoms don't wait until your next annual doctor's visit, get in to see her right away.

I'm Dr. Doria, for more ways to watch your health, check out all our smart tips.