How Mood and Other Factors May Affect Your Perception of Afib

Depression and anxiety may lead to inaccurate descriptions of the intensity and duration of your atrial fibrillation episodes.

Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a sensation in the chest that feels as though your heart is racing or that your heart is beating unlike its usual steady rhythm. Paying close attention to the details of Afib episodes is important to help know whether treatments are working or whether your condition is getting worse.
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