Atrial fibrillation diagnosis usually involves a medical history, thorough exam, and EKG or ECG. In some cases, an electrophysiology study also is performed. AFib can occur in children as well as adults, and is more common in people with chronic conditions like diabetes, thyroid disorders and high blood pressure.
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Occasional palpitations usually aren't serious, but a persistent arrhythmia may be life-threatening.
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