One of the ways how you can check if you have atrial fibrillation (AFib) is by keeping track of whether you have AFib symptoms:

  • Heart palpitations;
  • A racing heartbeat;
  • Dizziness;
  • Lightheadedness and fainting;
  • Confusion;
  • Fatigue and weakness;
  • Shortness of breath;
  • Chest tightness;
  • A decline in physical endurance and performance;
  • Sweating;
  • Anxiety.


Another way you can check for AFib on your own is by using a personal electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG), event recorder, or Holter monitor.

  • Personal ECG – portable, wireless devices that work together with a smartphone. Allowing people to do remote ECG monitoring from half to a couple of minutes, depending on a product.
  • Holter monitor – portable EKG device that patient carries in the pocket or wears as a shoulder strap or belt so it can monitor heart activity for 24 hours or longer.
  • Event recorder – portable ECG device that monitors a heart over a few weeks or months.