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Going to the ER

Going to the ER

Going to the ER
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Atrial fibrillation can cause many symptoms that range from rapid heartbeat, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, swelling in your legs, and inability to sleep. The question that people ask is, "when should I go to the emergency room versus calling my doctor?" What I like to explain to my patients is that if you are really feeling like you're an extremest, you can't breathe, you're having chest pain - you really should call 911 and get to the emergency room ASAP. But if your symptoms are not bothering you very much, but you do notice, or you're cognizant of something a little bit weird, but your blood pressure is fine, your heart rate is fine - it's okay at that point to just call and make an appointment to see your physician.

Doctor Profile

Jacqueline Eubany, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • Board certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist
  • Served in the US Navy for 12 years where she was responsible for the healthcare of active duty military, including war veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Inducted as a fellow in the prestigious American College of Cardiology, and in the Heart Rhythm Society

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