Can Atrial Fibrillation Go Away?
What is atrial fibrillation?
Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the heart beats irregularly and rapidly. During atrial fibrillation, the heart’s two upper chambers (the atria) beat irregularly without coordination with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart.
Atrial fibrillation is usually due to damage to the heart's electrical system from conditions such as longstanding uncontrolled high blood pressure and coronary artery disease (narrowing of the blood vessels, coronary arteries, that supply the heart). Atrial fibrillation is also the most common complication after heart surgery.
The symptoms of atrial fibrillation include:
- a feeling of racing or pounding heartbeat (palpitations),
- shortness of breath, and