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Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation reduces the heart’s efficiency and performance, which can make you feel generally unwell or experience other symptoms because the oxygen isn’t being properly delivered to all parts of your body.1,2
The symptoms can vary, but most commonly include one or more of the following: palpitations, fatigue, shortness of breath, general unwellness, dizziness, anxiety and chest pain.3,4,5
Silent Atrial Fibrillation
It’s important to note that for some people AF may go unnoticed, in fact for around 15–30% of people they may experience no symptoms. This is commonly known as ‘silent AF’3,6 and these cases of AF need to be detected through a pulse check or through health screening.
Heart in Atrial Fibrillation
Watch this video to get a better understanding of what it can feel like to experience AF.
If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of AF (AFib), download your Symptom Tracker to help you monitor your symptoms and share with your doctor.
Causes of Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation develops as a result of structural changes to the heart. The causes of AF are not always clear and can be complex.7,8,9 Possible causes are wide ranging with heart disease, age, family history, high blood pressure, alcohol consumption, obesity, and other chronic conditions all contributing risk factors to AF.7,10
Check out your Symptom Score
Not everyone with AF will experience symptoms, however the majority of people will notice signs of AF. What symptoms are affecting you, how often are these occurring and how are they impacting on your everyday activities?
Download and complete the “My Symptom Score” questionnaire– it will give you an overall score which indicates how significantly your symptoms are impacting on your health and well-being.
Take a copy to your next doctor’s appointment as this information can help inform decisions around the best treatment options for you.
What are the Symptoms of AF?
What are the symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation?
Watch a short video to learn more on what is feels like to have AF. Click through to learn more on what is AF and the different types of AF.