Atrial Fibrillation (AF): Tests
, or AF, is the most common type of . An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat.
Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
(AF) is diagnosed based on your medical and family histories, a physical exam, and the results from tests and procedures.
Sometimes AF doesn’t cause signs or symptoms. Thus, it may be found during a physical exam or EKG (electrocardiogram) test done for another purpose.
If you have AF, your doctor will want to find out what is causing it. This will help him or her plan the best way to treat the condition.
Doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and of disease also may be involved, such as:. These are doctors who diagnose and treat diseases and conditions. Electrophysiologists. These are who specialize in .
Medical and Family Histories
Your doctor will likely ask…