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. StopAfib.org 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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Introducing the Patient Guide to Understanding Strokes of Unknown Cause and the Cryptogenic Stroke Public Health Conference Report ... more
You may qualify for this minimally-invasive afib treatment study ... more
Be in Dallas with us September 16–18 to Get in Rhythm and Stay in Rhythm ... more
Join us September 16-18 to Get in Rhythm and Stay in Rhythm ... more
Are There Enough Non-Caucasians With Afib To Help With This Research? ... more
New information about prevention of afib-related strokes and use of the new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) ... more
Advocacy Group Initiative Empowers Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals to Take Action to Treat Afib and Prevent Stroke ... more
Afib Patients and Family Members Learn How to Get in Rhythm and Stay in Rhythm ... more
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