View Full Version : Atrial Fibrillation - When to Call a Doctor

10-29-2015, 05:47 PM
There are certain times in which you should call emergency services:

If you see someone else passes out and they are known to have Atrial Fibrillation
You are feeling faint and your heartbeat is irregular
You are experiencing signs of a stroke
You are experiencing symptoms of a heart attack.

Call your Doctor Immediately if your experience the following:

Shortness of Breath
Fainting episodes
Heart Palpitations
Irregular Heart Rate
Signs of bleeding due to Anticoagulants

Call 911 if:

You begin to experience a very severe headache worse than a mild ache. This may point to bleeding in the brain area
Bloody Stools
Vomiting Blood
Coughing up Blood
Call the Doctor Immediately if:
Your stools are black and have streaks of blood
There is blood in your urine
You have constant nosebleeds that are difficult to stop
You have new bruises under your skin
You have new bruises or blood spots under your skin
You are injured. It's important to apply pressure to stop the bleeding. If the bleeding does not stop call your doctor immediately
Heavy vaginal bleeding