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Atrial Fibrillation: For Patients By Patients

Atrial fibrillation (AF or afib) is the most common irregular heartbeat and is characterized by heart palpitations, dizziness, and shortness of breath. This progressive and debilitating disease can lead to stroke, heart failure, and Alzheimer's disease, and can double your risk of death. Afib takes a physical toll, an emotional toll, and a financial toll on those who are living with it—not just the patient, but the family, too.

If you wonder whether you are at risk for atrial fibrillation, or whether you might have it already, or if you want to know how to manage afib now that you have been diagnosed, then you have come to the right place. is here to help increase your knowledge about afib, to help improve your quality of life if you are living with it, and to help you avoid an afib-related stroke.

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Video: Catheter Ablation Panel with Drs. Robert C. Kowal, Andrea Natale, Nassir Marrouche and Sanjiv M. Narayan

Cather Ablation Panel from the 2015 National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference ... more

Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation Task Force Launches Global Patient Engagement Materials

Advocacy Group Initiative Empowers Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals to Take Action to Treat Afib and Prevent Stroke ... more Brings Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month to Broadway and Beyond

For the 9th annual Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, spreads awareness and shares vital information ... more

New Consensus Document Embraces Patient-Centered Approach to Atrial Fibrillation

EP Lab Digest article on EHRA Consensus Document, Cardiac Tachyarrhythmias and Patient Values and Preferences for their Management ... more

Watch the Videos of the 2015 National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

Afib Patients and Family Members Learn How to Get in Rhythm and Stay in Rhythm ... more

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Last Modified 9/06/2013
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