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A 23-year-old female asked:

My apple watch ecg gave a result showing signs of afib. i have had shortness of breath all day, as well as dizziness, rapid and slowed heart rate, and changes in vision. should i go to the emergency room?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Symptomatic AF: Recent onset of shortness of breath, dizziness, irregularity of heart rate, and vision changes are excellent reasons to get immediate evaluation in an emergency room (or urgent care, depending on location and local capabilities). The report of vision change is notably concerning in the setting of atrial fibrillation, as stroke is a consideration with atrial fibrillation.

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Last updated Dec 23, 2020

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