Signs/Symptoms

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation?

Some of the symptoms that may occur with AF include:

  • Heart palpitations (racing feeling in your chest)
  • Chest discomfort
  • Lightheadedness
  • Decrease of energy
  • Shortness of breath
  • Some people have no symptoms at all.

Atrial fibrillation may be:

Sporadic. In this case it’s called paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. You may have Atrial Fib symptoms that come and go, lasting for a few minutes to hours and then stopping on its own.

Persistent. With persistent or continuous atrial fibrillation, the rythm will require some type of intervention by healthcare providers to resolve.