Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a common heart problem where your heartbeat is irregular and can speed up too much. It’s essential to get it checked because it can cause serious health issues if not treated.

You might have atrial fibrillation if you have:

Irregular heartbeat or palpitations
Chest discomfort or tightness
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart valve disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Previous heart attack
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Obesity
  • Irregular heartbeat or palpitations
  • Chest discomfort or tightness
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Fainting spells
  • Seek medical evaluation and diagnosis
  • Manage underlying conditions such as high blood pressure or thyroid disorders
  • Adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle including regular exercise and a balanced diet
  • Take prescribed medications as directed, including blood thinners or rate-control medications
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption and stimulants like caffeine
A woman holds her chest and breathes heavily due to a panic attack

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