Heart & Cardiology/atrial fibberation

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a year ago i went to doctor.i was feeling fine,no chest discomfort or any symptons.my pulse was 50,i always had low pulse 50-65.he did ekg found atrial fibberation.a year has passed.i took 3 ekg they showed irregular heartbeat but no atrial fiberation./i have had no symptons,my blood pressure and pulse normal.echo was normal just slight widening of sides of heart nothing abnormal.how do i know if i still have atrial fibberation.i am 79 and doc said widening of sides of heart from age and hypertension

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Hi Frank,
Atrial fibrillation occurs in older patients, and your doctor told you about some of the reasons why this may occur. I wrote this about causes, diagnosis and treatment:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/atrial-fibrillation
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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