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The most common symptom of atrial fibrillation is a quivering or fluttering heartbeat. Other symptoms include fatigue, dizziness and chest pain. Often, no symptoms show up in people with AFib and the condition is only de... More »

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Daily exercise and increasing physical activity are two good ways to improve heart health in people with atrial fibrillation, reports Mayo Clinic. Eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking are o... More »

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Atrial fibrillation ablation is a surgical procedure that treats atrial fibrillation, according to WebMD. This procedure helps to ease the symptoms and improve a patient's quality of life. A doctor recommends an ablation... More »

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Atrial fibrillation, or AF, results when the heart’s electrical activity is chaotic and when atrial walls quiver rather than contract; heart flutter results in coordinated electrical activity, contracting atrial walls, b... More »

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Symptoms of atrial fibrillation include heart palpitations, chest pain and breathing difficulties, explains Mayo Clinic. Individuals with atrial fibrillation may also feel weak or fatigued. In certain cases, the conditio... More »

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Atrial fibrillation may result from conditions that affect the heart such as heart attacks, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, lung diseases and coronary artery disease, according to Mayo Clinic. Stress-related pneumonia, si... More »

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With a well-managed treatment plan in place, those with atrial fibrillation can expect to live a normal, healthy life, although those with weakened hearts may have shorter life spans, the Texas Heart Institute indicates.... More »

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