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How can atrial fibrillation (AFib) cause fatigue?

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Your body needs a steady supply of oxygen-rich blood to work properly. When your heart can't pump enough, you'll feel tired. If fluid builds up in your lungs because of heart failure, that can add to your exhaustion.

SOURCES:

American College of Cardiology: "Patients with AFib Can Prevent Heart Failure with a Few Key Choices."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "When the Beat is Off - Atrial Fibrillation."

American Heart Association: "Atrial Fibrillation Medications," "Prevention Strategies for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)."

Cleveland Clinic: "Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): Management and Treatment."

European Cardiology : "Atrial fibrillation, cognitive decline and dementia."

Heart Rhythm Society: "Complications from Atrial Fibrillation."

Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare : "What patients want and need to know about atrial fibrillation."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Atrial Fibrillation," “Sleep Apnea,” “CPAP.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 30, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Cardiology: "Patients with AFib Can Prevent Heart Failure with a Few Key Choices."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "When the Beat is Off - Atrial Fibrillation."

American Heart Association: "Atrial Fibrillation Medications," "Prevention Strategies for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)."

Cleveland Clinic: "Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): Management and Treatment."

European Cardiology : "Atrial fibrillation, cognitive decline and dementia."

Heart Rhythm Society: "Complications from Atrial Fibrillation."

Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare : "What patients want and need to know about atrial fibrillation."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Atrial Fibrillation," “Sleep Apnea,” “CPAP.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 30, 2018

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