Patient Comments: Atrial Flutter vs. AFib - Symptoms and Signs


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Comment from: blackwidow, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 18

I had absolutely no signs of a rapid heartbeat or obvious signs of an atrial flutter. Actually I felt fine until the doctor administered an EKG and was alarmed at the results.

Comment from: Lorri RN, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 06

My first symptoms of atrial fibrillation were not being able to lie flat or fall asleep, after a few days stretch of 14 hour nursing shifts! I was not really short of breath but had to sit up and slump over my belly to not gasp! Being a registered nurse I did not recognize the pressure in my upper abdomen was chest pain! So as we nurses do, waited 3 days go to clinic where the nurse practitioner called the ambulance to send me in!


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