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Atrial fibrillation (AF)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that may cause a diminished heart function and blood flow to the rest of your body. Although AF itself usually isn't life-threatening, it is a serious medical condition. It appears to me the swelling in your legs indicate your heart is not tolerating the AF and thus some degree of heart failure. Therefore it needs treatment (or at least evaluation) now!
Since the goals of treating atrial fibrillation are to reset your heart rhythm or control the rate and prevent blood clots, both need to be looked at. Whether you can wait till August is a decision only you can make. What you can do in the meantime, is to cut out caffeine and other stimulants, as well as limit your physical activities, since your heart in AF is not working at its best.
Hope this helps,
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