Learn more about atrial fibrillation
What is afib?
Atrial fibrillation is a heart rhythm disorder originating from the atria causing an irregular and often fast rhythm. Due to the irregular and rapid activation of the atria, contraction diminishes causing slowing or even stagnation of the blood flow. Learn more about Atrial fibrillation.
What do I need to know?
Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder and is found in about 1% of the population, particularly in the elderly. It is rare in young people but found in 5% of those over the age of 65 and 10% of those over 80.
What can my doctor do?
Your doctor can help you get the most appropriate treatment! You can expect to reduce the number of episodes, increase your quality of life and decrease the risk of complications like stroke and heart failure. Learn more about current treatments for atrial fibrillation.