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Are there other symptoms of atrial fibrillation (AFib)?

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Along with your fluttering or racing heart, you might have pain and pressure in your chest. You may also feel:

Some of these symptoms, such as shortness of breath or chest pain, can mimic those of a heart attack. If you're not sure whether you've got AFib or you're having a heart attack, call your doctor or 911.

  • Confused
  • Dizzy
  • Faint
  • Short of breath
  • Sweaty
  • Tired
  • Weak

SOURCES:

NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Is Atrial Fibrillation?”

American Heart Association: "What are the Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)?" "What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)?"

Heart Rhythm Society: "Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)."

National Health Service: "Atrial Fibrillation -- Symptoms."

StopAfib.org: "How to Know It's Atrial Fibrillation."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 2, 2018

SOURCES:

NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Is Atrial Fibrillation?”

American Heart Association: "What are the Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)?" "What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)?"

Heart Rhythm Society: "Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)."

National Health Service: "Atrial Fibrillation -- Symptoms."

StopAfib.org: "How to Know It's Atrial Fibrillation."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 2, 2018

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