Greater burden of atrial fibrillation linked to higher stroke risk
6.1 million Americans at risk of deadly stroke due to an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation
May 15, 2018, United States - 6.1 million US citizens are diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF/AFib) the leading cause of stroke. A further two million are unaware they are living with this deadly arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm disorder). During Stroke Awareness Month Founder and CEO of Arrhythmia Alliance, Mrs. Trudie Lobban, MBE will launch a media tour across the United States today to raise greater awareness of AF-related stroke. 15% of all strokes are due to atrial fibrillation – the most devastating, debilitating, disabling and often more fatal type of stroke.
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