Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib)

Updated:Aug 14,2017
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Man With Hands On Chest ThumbnailWhat is Atrial Fibrillation?

AFib is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications.

Nurse Giving Man EKG ThumbnailSymptoms of AFib

Sometimes people with AFib have no symptoms; others may experience one or more of the following symptoms.

Mature Couple Talking to Doctor ThumbnailWhy AFib Matters

Usually, the most serious risk from AFib is that it can lead to other medical problems.

Mature Woman And Pool ThumbnailTreatment and Prevention

Know your treatment goals, options and how to reduce your risk.

Senior Couple Sitting Outdoors ThumbnailUnderstand Your Risk

Age, health factors and certain other health conditions can put you at risk.

3 Generations of Females Bike Riding ThumbnailResources and FAQ

Patients and professionals – find printable sheets, FAQs, treatment guidelines and much more.

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This content was last reviewed July 2016.

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Atrial Fibrillation

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