AF Information & Advice For Patients
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is the most common heart rhythm disturbance encountered by doctors. It can affect adults of any age, but it is more common as people get older. In the over 65 year old age group,
Palpitations, otherwise known as awareness of the heartbeat, palpitations are the most common symptom of AFib.
The cause of AFib is not fully understood and men and women are equally susceptible to the disease. It is also age related – the older you become the more likely you are to develop AFib.
The simplest way to detect AFib is to feel a pulse. If the rhythm of the beat seems irregular, this may indicate AFib.
What are the risks of AFib? AFib-related stroke The main risk associated with AFib is stroke. This occurs because when a person is in AFib, the...
The irregular rhythm of the heart caused by AFib gives opportunity for the blood to pool and form into a clot.