8 doctors weighed in:

What are the common symptoms of atrial fibrillation?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes none

Highly variable: some people are entirely unaware.
Others feel their heart beating irregularly or "fluttering" & may notice rapid heart rate. Commonly people notice fatigue and their exercise capacity is mildly reduced. Sedentary people usually don't notice any change. Younger people & folks with their 1st bout tend to be more aware. Frequent bouts and older people are less likely to notice.

In brief: Sometimes none

Highly variable: some people are entirely unaware.
Others feel their heart beating irregularly or "fluttering" & may notice rapid heart rate. Commonly people notice fatigue and their exercise capacity is mildly reduced. Sedentary people usually don't notice any change. Younger people & folks with their 1st bout tend to be more aware. Frequent bouts and older people are less likely to notice.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
Thank
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several

Palpitations, shortness of breath, heavy or pressure sensation in the chest are all frequent symptoms.
Sometimes weakness or marked fatigue can occur. You can feel your pulse in your wrist or neck and check if it's irregular. While other conditions can cause an irregular pulse, atrial fibrillation is one of the more common reasons.

In brief: Several

Palpitations, shortness of breath, heavy or pressure sensation in the chest are all frequent symptoms.
Sometimes weakness or marked fatigue can occur. You can feel your pulse in your wrist or neck and check if it's irregular. While other conditions can cause an irregular pulse, atrial fibrillation is one of the more common reasons.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
163K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors