6 doctors weighed in:

Help please! is an irregular heart beat always atrial fibrillation?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rajiva Goyal
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not always

An irregular heart beat can be due to several arrhythmias.
The best way to make a diagnosis is to get an monitor while you are having the irregular rhythm. A holter or an event monitor would be needed.

In brief: Not always

An irregular heart beat can be due to several arrhythmias.
The best way to make a diagnosis is to get an monitor while you are having the irregular rhythm. A holter or an event monitor would be needed.
Dr. Rajiva Goyal
Dr. Rajiva Goyal
Thank
Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No,

There are many types of arrythmias, a-fib is one one them, abide a more common type.
Here is a great summary from an excellent source! http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/arr/types.Html.

In brief: No,

There are many types of arrythmias, a-fib is one one them, abide a more common type.
Here is a great summary from an excellent source! http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/arr/types.Html.
Dr. Joseph Shen
Dr. Joseph Shen
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
13 years in practice
508K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors