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is atrial fibrillation a constant thing or does it happen in episodes?

If a person has atrial fibrillation, is their heartrate constantly irregular?  Or do they experience episodes of irregular heartrate off and on?  If so, how long do these episodes typically last?  

I'm wondering because off and on I experience these short bursts of irregular heartrate that's under 100 bpm, so it's not NSVT or SVT.  These last maybe 1-3 seconds.  
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No its not always irregular though some people do go into a fib for a long time...

The only way you are going to figure out what rhythm your going into if any is by seeing a dr, preferably an EP.
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