Experiencing atrial fibrillation while at rest.

Q: I am 75 and have always been in good shape. Lately, I am experiencing some atrial fibrillation when at rest. My heart rate is very low (low 40th) when at rest. My blood pressure at rest is usually less than 100 over 60. Should I be concerned?

A: Yes, you need to be concerned.  Make an appointment to see your doctor.  Atrial fibrillation is a serious condition.  It increases your risk of having a stroke and developing heart failure.  To learn more about this commonly occurring irregular heart beat go to this page on the Cleveland Clinic site.

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