LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - When you have a problem with the speed and patterns of your heartbeat, chances are good you're suffering from atrial fibrillation or A-FIB.

What do you do about it?

So, here are some risk factors for developing Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

  1. Family history of AFib
  2. Hypertension or uncontrolled high blood pressure
  3. Chronic conditions like diabetes, COPD, thyroid conditions or sleep apnea
  4. Obesity
  5. Excessive alcohol or drug use
  6. Stress or anxiety
  7. Having other heart conditions like coronary artery disease of heart valve disease

Symptoms of atrial fibrillation

  1. Heart palpitations
  2. Strong sense of awareness of heart beating
  3. Weakness
  4. Fatigue
  5. Chest pain pressure or discomfort
  6. Dizziness or lightheadedness
  7. Shortness of breath
  8. Anxiety