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Savvy Senior: A common heart problem that's often ignored

Dear Savvy Senior,

What can you tell me about atrial fibrillation? Every so often, I’ve noticed my heart starts beating rapidly for no particular reason. Is this something I should be worried about?

Anxious Annie

Dear Annie,

Heart palpitations can be harmless if they are brief and infrequent. But if you’re experiencing an erratic heart rhythm, you need to get checked out by a doctor for atrial fib...