Atrial Fibrillation

 

What is atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib.

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No one understands what I am going through

Dealing with AFib can be overwhelming. The American Heart Association's My AFib Experience offers community groups and forums to share your story and connect with other survivors.

I need help modifying my lifestyle to better manage AFib

Managing AFib is easy with proper medication and a healthy living routine consisting of a good diet and exercise.

I'm worried about my increased risk for stroke

People living with AFib are five times more likely to experience a stroke.

I'm not sure what my treatment options are

Work with a doctor to determine the best treatment options for you. My AFib Experience offers resources and tools to help inform and guide your conversations ahead of your next medical visit.

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Connect with People Who Care

If you or someone you love is affected by Atrial Fibrillation, explore our digital community, My AFib Experience®.

A unique online community for people living with AFib.

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Watch, Learn and Live

See your cardiovascular system in action with our interactive illustrations and animations.

Sponsor

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The American Heart Association’s AFib content and awareness campaign is made possible with a grant from BMS-Pfizer.