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.