Palpitations vs. Atrial Fibrillation?

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Registered: 04-14-2003
Palpitations vs. Atrial Fibrillation?
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Mon, 04-14-2003 - 10:18pm
Can anyone comment on the difference between palpitations and atrial fibrillation? I was diagnosed with atrial fib after one episode on an event monitor and in my mind I thought of them as being the same as palpitations. I will ask my cardio, but does anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 04-15-2003 - 9:11am
Hi, nydoll......

My thoughts on this are....you need to have another go at that event monitor! Usually the dx of atrial fib is made after MORE than one event captured on an event monitor, so I think I'd have the test repeated! Let us know the outcome, and also what your cardio has to say, okay?

Love and (((hugs))),

Linda.