Common Misconceptions About Atrial Fibrillation
An estimated 2.5 million Americans suffer from irregular heartbeats, also known as atrial fibrillation. However, this condition is often misunderstood. Take a minute to raise your awareness of this important cardiovascular condition that is on the rise.
"If I can't feel it, I don't have it"
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Manish Assar, MD, a cardiac electrophysiologist on the medical staff at Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, says the above statement one of the most frequent misconceptions he hears patients saying, and it's just not true.
Some people may not exhibit physical symptoms for quite some time; therefore, the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation is made through an EKG.
Source: Science Daily