When Your Heart Rhythm is Off
AFIB, or atrial fibrillation, is a common type of irregular rhythm of the heart.
AFIB may lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, early death and other serious complications.
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Heart palpitations (fluttering or thumping in the chest)
- Shortness of breath
- Irregular heartbeat
- New or worsening fatigue
- Feeling like “getting old” over a short period of time
- New or worsening activity intolerance
- AFIB affects both men and women
- 1 in 5 ischemic strokes are due to AFIB
- AFIB increases the risk of stroke by 5 times
- Women with AFIB are more likely to have a stroke than men
If you have AFIB symptoms, see your doctor.
A heart rhythm specialist can determine if you have atrial fibrillation and what treatment is necessary.
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