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Table 3 Symptoms in association with the onset of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation by gender

From: Arrhythmia-provoking factors and symptoms at the onset of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: A study based on interviews with 100 patients seeking hospital assistance

Symptoms Total n = 100 Males n = 72 Female n = 28 p-value
Pre-symptoms 32 20 (28%) 12 (43%) 0.159
Pains in the chest 25 14 (19%) 11 (39%) 0.070
Dizziness 52 33 (46%) 19 (68%) 0.074
Syncope 7 4 (6%) 3 (11%) 0.396
Breathlessness when resting 41 32 (44%) 9 (32%) 0.365
Breathlessness when working 70 53 (74%) 17 (61%) 0.230
Swollen ankles 10 4 (6%) 6 (21%) 0.027
Palpitation at rest 86 62 (86%) 24 (86%) >0.999
Palpitation at exercise 88 59 (82%) 23 (82%) >0.999
Nausea 19 9 (13%) 10 (36%) 0.012
Vomiting 2 1 (1%) 1 (4%) 0.484
Abdominal pain 5 2 (3%) 3 (11%) 0.312
Loss of appetite 31 20 (28%) 11 (39%) 0.336
Anxiety 59 37 (51%) 22 (79%) 0.014
Reduced physical capacity 87 62 (86%) 25 (89%) >0.999
Polyuria* 40/75 25/52 (48%) 15/23 (65%) 0.213
  1. *this question was put to only 75 patients.