A-FIB and the risk for Stroke

an electrocardiogram showing atrial fibrillation with somewhat irregular intervals

Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by rapid and irregular beating of the atria. Often it starts as brief periods of abnormal beating which become longer and possibly constant over time. Often episodes have no symptoms. Occasionally there may be heart palpitationsfaintinglightheadednessshortness of breath, or chest pain. The disease is associated with an increased risk of heart failuredementia, and strokeIt is a type of supraventricular tachycardia.  (from Wikipedia)


AFib is linked with a 5x higher risk of stroke.



Visit heart.org/AFibTools to learn more
 about AFib symptoms and stroke risk. 








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