Atrial Fibrillation (AF): Symptoms
, or AF, is the most common type of . An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat.
Signs and Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
(AF) usually causes the ‘s lower , the ventricles, to contract faster than normal.
When this happens, the ventricles can’t completely fill with . Thus, they may not be able to pump enough blood to the and body. This can lead to signs and symptoms, such as:
AF has two major complications – and .
During AF, the ‘s upper , the , don’t pump all of their to the ventricles. Some blood pools in the atria. When this happens, a blood clot (also called a ) can form.
If the clot breaks off and travels to the , it can cause a . (A clot that forms in one…