Atrial Fibrillation Tool
When were you diagnosed with atrial fibrillation?
Do you have persistent (continuous) atrial fibrillation?
How frequent are your atrial fibrillation episodes?
How long do your episodes last?
Do you have any of these symptoms?
- Heart palpitations - Sudden pounding, fluttering or racing sensation in the chest
- Lack of energy - Feeling over-tired or decreased ability to perform your daily activities
- Dizziness - Feeling light-headed or faint
- Chest discomfort - Pain, pressure or discomfort in the chest
- Shortness of breath - Having difficulty breathing during normal activities and even at rest
Do you take medication for atrial fibrillation?
Have you ever had a cardioversion?
After the cardioversion, how long did normal rhythm last?
Have you ever had an ablation for atrial fibrillation?
When did you have an ablation?
After the ablation, how long did normal rhythm last?
Have you ever had surgery (i.e. Maze) for atrial fibrillation?
How long ago did you have surgery (i.e. Maze)?
After the surgery (i.e. Maze) how long did normal rhythm last?
Do you have any of the following?
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart failure
- History of stroke/TIA
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Open heart surgery
- Valve disease
- Congenital heart disease
Is your ejection fraction normal?
Has your doctor talked to you about anticoagulation (blood thinner) medication?
Are you on any of the following anticoagulation medication?
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You may find the following resources helpful:
- Learn more about diagnosis and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: clevelandclinic.org/heart
- Chat with a nurse: clevelandclinic.org/heartnursechat
- Free online health chats: clevelandclinic.org/webchats
To obtain an evaluation by a Cleveland Clinic electrophysiologist: Call Toll-free: 1.866.585.9150