Asking questions about your medical history and doing a physical examination for atrial fibrillation can reveal important information about your health and will often direct more testing.
Your doctor may ask the following questions:
During the physical examination, your doctor will:
The history and physical examination reveal important clues about your health and help your doctor identify problems.
Findings of the history and physical examination may include the following.
Findings that may suggest atrial fibrillation or heart failure include:
Further testing will be done if your history and physical examination suggest atrial fibrillation.
It is important to provide your doctor with detailed information about your past health and lifestyle.
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