What Are Those Butterflies in Your Chest? (Video)

Atrial fibrillation can cause flutters

Senior Woman with Chest Discomfort Driving a Car

The feeling of having butterflies in your chest has a medical name: atrial fibrillation, or a-fib for short.

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It occurs when a person experiences an irregular heartbeat caused by “chaotic” electrical signals in the upper chambers of the heart.

Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Walid Saliba, MD, talks about this common condition, its complications and when to seek treatment.

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