I had PVCs on my 48hr heart monitor, but nothing from the atrium. Does that mean no atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fib. The monitor did not pick up any evidence of atrial fibrillation during the 48 hour period you wore it. It is still possible that you could have had episodes of atrial fibrillation at other times, but from the information at hand there is no proof of that.

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My husband's atrial fibrillation seems to have progressed. He's breathing very rapid and loud while sleeping, has higher heart rates, sick sinus syndr?

See a cardiologist. Please review him with his Cardiologist asap. His symptoms are suggesting worsening Atrial fibrillation, Obstructive Sleep apnoea and therefore a possibility of Heart failure as well. He needs ti be reviewed by a doctor as soon as possible to avoid any complications developing. Read more...
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