choose language

Deutsch Français 日本語 简体中文

What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)?

AFib is the most frequent form of heart rhythm disorder, it can lead to heart failure and it is a major risk for stroke. Normally, when your heart contracts it regularly and completely drains the blood, but when it contracts irregularly, some blood can stagnate, which can lead to blood clot and strokes.

What are the main risk factors?

AFib is a frequent condition as populations are getting older. High blood pressure and obesity can also lead to AFib.

What are the symptoms of AFib?

Some people who have AFib don't know they have it and don't have any symptoms. Others may experience one or more of the following symptoms: irregular heartbeat, palpitations, shortness of breath.

Was this article helpful?

Didn't find what you need? Here's how to get in touch.

Contact us
To preserve the Withings Forum as a place of kindness, mutual support, and interest for the products and services provided by Withings, I am committed to:
  • Be courteous and participate in the community with a spirit of friendliness and understanding
  • Respect all users on the forum
  • Avoid controversy or quarrel
  • Ensure that my messages do not infringe on the rights, reputation, image, or privacy of others
  • Avoid any and all discussions which contain insulting or discriminatory comments
  • Abide by the full terms and conditions outlined here

Note that this community is supported by its members, not the Withings Support Team.

If you need assistance because of an issue which would not be resolved through troubleshooting, such as a product with physical damage, please contact our Support Team.