Over 2 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation (Ā-trē-al) (fi-bri-LĀ-shun) (AFib). It is most often the result of other conditions that affect the heart’s health, such as high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. Signs and symptoms include palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, and fatigue. Some people may have no symptoms.
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Reference: Exploring Medical Language Textbook, Chapter 10, Cardiovascular, Immune, Lymphatic System, and Blood
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