This procedure combines two methods for restoring normal heart rhythm—but is it right for you?
Patients with atrial fibrillation who are candidates for anticoagulants and don’t use them take the risk of having a stroke. Here’s what to consider.
As many as 8 of 10 patients with a stroke brought on by atrial fibrillation die or are disabled. That’s why recognizing afib early is so important.
Irregular heartbeats can cause disruptive and frightening symptoms. In the worst-case scenario, they can trigger a potentially fatal cardiac arrest.
Multiple factors can contribute to the development of the abnormal functioning of the heart’s chambers.
If you’re one of the roughly 2.7 million Americans who has atrial fibrillation, the most common form of abnormal heart rhythm, you could benefit from new, game-changing drugs and strategies.
The stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation is up to seven times that of the general public. Find out if you need to follow a stroke prevention plan.
For the 2.6 million Americans who suffer from atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib), the sensation of a fast, irregular, and chaotic heartbeat all too often becomes a way of life—and may put their health at risk.
Getting sleep apnea under control can help prevent recurrent episodes of atrial fibrillation, a research review suggests
Not everyone who develops atrial fibrillation will experience symptoms, but for those who do, they can range from mild to severe.