Atrial Fibrillation

Every year around 75,000 Americans learn that they have atrial fibrillation (AFib)—the most common type of arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm.  While the abnormal heart rhythm itself isn’t generally serious; abnormal blood flow and strain to the heart can lead to serious medical conditions.  These conditions can be deadly—having AFib doubles a person’s risk of death. It also increases the risk of stroke by 500% and 70% of AFib patients who suffer from a stroke will die. This makes recognizing the signs and symptoms and getting appropriate treatment critical.