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What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation?

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  • If you do have symptoms, they may include one or more of these: Irregular or rapid pulse or heartbeat (can feel like it’s skipping a beat)
  • Racing or pounding feeling in the chest
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness, which can lead to fainting
  • Pain or pressure in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Can’t exercise

SOURCES: Boriani, G.   , 2016. Vascular Pharmacology

Cunningham, J. P , University of South Carolina, 2012. ursuing Improved Quality of Life In the Atrial Fibrillation Population: Evidence-Based Practice

Holding, S. August 2013 Nursing Times,

Judd, S. , 2014. Omnigraphics

McCabe, P.   , 2015. Journal of Clinical Nursing

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 11, 2018

SOURCES: Boriani, G.   , 2016. Vascular Pharmacology

Cunningham, J. P , University of South Carolina, 2012. ursuing Improved Quality of Life In the Atrial Fibrillation Population: Evidence-Based Practice

Holding, S. August 2013 Nursing Times,

Judd, S. , 2014. Omnigraphics

McCabe, P.   , 2015. Journal of Clinical Nursing

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 11, 2018

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