To figure out if you have atrial fibrillation (Afib), you must learn about the symptoms of it. In other word, you should know what Afib feels like.
Symptoms are slightly different from person to person. Some feels that several heartbeats skip, others say that Afib causes rapid and fluttering heart rate. Well, at the beginning, you may be scared, because it may leave you dizzy, faint, breathless, and light-headed. You feel exhausted after it stops. For some people in a more serious condition, Afib may last for days, weeks, months or even years. Afib is often overt. Literally, it feels like your heart is going to leap out of your chest. But sometimes, the symptom is subtle. If you are not sure, let your doctor give you a body checkup in case of a delay in treatment for Afib.