Hello there and let me see if I can help you. I have known many people with this heart condition.
During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two upper chambers (the atria) beat chaotically and irregularly — out of coordination with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart. Some people with atrial fibrillation have no symptoms and are unaware of their condition until it's discovered during a physical examination.
Abnormalities or damages to the heart's structure are the most common cause of atrial fibrillation.
The treatment option best for you will depend on how long you've had atrial fibrillation, how bothersome your symptoms are and the underlying cause of your atrial fibrillation. Generally, the goals of treating atrial fibrillation are to reset the rhythm or control the rate and prevent blood clots.
President George Bush had atrial fibrillation. While jogging at Camp David on a Saturday afternoon (May 4, 1991), Bush developed shortness of breath, chest tightness, and a general feeling of fatigue. A White House physician discovered Bush had a rapid irregular heartbeat, ultimately diagnosed as atrial fibrillation due to hyperthyroidism. REference: Mayo Clinc Staff
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