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Symptoms of AFib

by Tim Gower  

Symptoms of atrial fibrillation (AFib) can vary from person to person. Some people with the condition are fatigued, and it affects their everyday activities. Others find themselves short of breath after a little physical exertion.

Not everyone who develops AFib will experience symptoms, and for those who do, symptoms can range from mild to severe. They can include the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Palpitations (irregular, rapid, or pounding sensation in the neck or chest)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Light-headedness
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain or discomfort

This article first appeared in the August 2020 issue of UC Berkeley Health After 50.