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@riverpark

Afib for me is absolutely unmistakable with racing pulse and a wild, terrifying irregularity I have heard described as “kittens playing roughly in your chest.” Hard for me to imagine having an AFib event without immediately knowing it, and it would definitely awaken me if it occurred while sleeping.

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Mine feels like large fish flopping around 🙂

I think a second opinion is a good idea. Some people on another forum (I will send you a private message) say that beta blockers are not a good choice. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker.

I tried a beta blocker for heart palpitations before menopause, years ago, and could not tolerate. I have low blood pressure and could not feel my arms! Also woozy.

Sent you a private message @riverpark!

Terrifying. I wonder why I hardly ever notice it (I then use the Apple Watch. Afib
detector to check if I'm awake.)

Perhaps it's because mine isn't very tachycardic (only low 100s – 100-135)
And yet I know I have fairly frequent episodes – several times a week, perhaps more. I'll be interested to get the results of my last week-long cardiac "event monitor")

Thanks for answering.

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