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How does a doctor diagnose atrial fibrillation?

An irregular heartbeat is typically indicative of atrial fibrillation (or some other condition of the heart). If your medical expert suspects you may have atrial fibrillation, a physical exam or electrocardiogram (EKG) can confirm it. AFib is diagnosed using your medical and family histories, combined with information collected via physical exam and a series of tests (such as an EKG). In many cases, AFib doesn’t exhibit symptoms.

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