Arterial Fibrillation: Sign & Symptoms

Arterial Fibrillation: Sign & Symptoms

Arterial fibrillation is a condition where there is an irregular heartbeat (usually rapid heartbeat) because the atrium beat at irregular intervals losing its coordination with the ventricle. The increased heart rate increases the risk of heart failure.


  • Occasional in which symptoms come and go lasting for few minutes to few hours
  • Persistent in which symptoms don’t go on their own and need some medication to manage.
  • Long-standing persistence in which the arterial fibrillation is continuous and lasts for more than 12 months.
  • Permanent, when abnormal heart rhythm cannot be restored.


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