Atrial Fibrillation

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about atrial fibrillation, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Learn more about the basics of atrial fibrillation and if you might be at risk.

Atrial Fibrillation Topics

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Afib Treatment Can Prevent Thousands of Strokes Each Year

In the UK, as many as 7,000 strokes per year are now prevented because more patients with atrial fibrillation are being identified and treated.

By Diane Domina

No 'Fibs': Current Evidence About Atrial Fibrillation

Learn about atrial fibrillation risk factors and causes. Find out what research shows about the connection between depression and afib.

By Stephanie Stephens

Your Stressful Job Raises Your A-fib Risk

A Swedish study reports that job strain is associated with an almost 50 percent increased risk of a-fib.

By Stephanie Stephens

Your Thyroid and the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

If you have high-normal levels of thyroid hormone within the reference range, research now confirms that you face an increased risk of atrial fibrillation.

By Mary Shomon

Tests for Atrial Fibrillation

Learn about the different tests that can be used to identify atrial fibrillation.

By Gerald Couzens

The Connection Between Your Heart and Thyroid

Thyroid problems are a common cause of heart-related symptoms and conditions that increase your risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke.

By Mary Shomon

Adjusting to Life with an ICD

People with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are at risk for depression and anxiety, which can affect their outcome and quality of life.

By HealthAfter50

Wearable Defibrillator Vest: Pros and Cons

A wearable cardioverter defibrillator vest can be a short-term solution to prevent sudden cardiac death. Find out if you might be a good candidate.

By Stephanie Watson

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Increases AFib Risk

In older men, two sleep abnormalities may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke.

By Sherrie Negrea

AFib Patients Not Getting Stroke-Preventing Meds

Many people at high risk of stroke because of atrial fibrillation either don’t get the right medication or they don’t take their drugs as prescribed.

By Pete Kelly

Meet the Experts

Stephanie Watson

Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens

M.A., Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.

Mary Shomon

Patient Expert

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.

Stephanie Watson

Health Writer