What is AFib?

You asked: What is AFib? Atrial fibrillation, or AFib as it’s known among friends, is a common for of heart disease that affects up to 1 in 3 people at some point in their lives costing the US healthcare system about $6 billion per year. Risk factors for AFib include older age, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, prior heart attacks, heavy alcohol use, and more. … Continue reading What is AFib?

Get your heart rhythm checked. Go see a cardiologist.

Atrial fibrillation is a type of an abnormal heart rhythm that is irregular. It is the second most common condition after hypertension in the US. It can result in formation of blood clots in the left atrium (one of the chambers of the heart), that can then break off and lodge in the blood vessels in the brain leading to stroke. Patients with atrial fibrillation … Continue reading Get your heart rhythm checked. Go see a cardiologist.