WHAT ARE THE
SYMPTOMS OF A.F.?

Some people with atrial fibrillation don´t know about their condition until it is discovered during a routine medical examination.

More than 79% of atrial fibrillation episodes are asymptomatic.1

1 Sanna T, et al. N Engl J Med. 2014;370:2478-2486

More than 79% of atrial fibrillation episodes are asymptomatic.1

1 Sanna T, et al. N Engl J Med. 2014;370:2478-2486

When people with AF experience symptoms,
these are the most common:


Lack of energy, feeling of exhaustion and feeling tired.

Difficulty breathing, stiffness in the chest, feeling in need of air.

Loss of balance, feeling vertigo and instability, discomfort in the stomach

Feeling in the chest that the heart beats faster and stronger than normal.

It can be expressed as a sting, tightness or burning sensation.

These symptoms may vary depending on the severity, cause of the disease, and the patient's health status.

When discussing with your doctor, you may want to use this document to help guide the conversation

When discussing with your doctor, you may want to use this document to help guide the conversation

Take care of your heartbeat is an educational initiative designed to inform people about heart rhythm disorders. It is brought to you by Medtronic.
Information on this site does not constitute medical advice.
Always consult with your physician about treatment options and if you have any questions or concerns about your health.

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