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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Be in Dallas with us August 4–6 to Get in Rhythm and Stay in RhythmTM ... more
Answers to your atrial fibrillation questions from Cleveland Clinic afib experts Dr. David Van Wagoner, Dr. Oussama Wazni, and Dr. Walid Saliba ... more
aMAZE is for those with persistent or longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation ... more
For the Holidays, We Want to Share Some of Our Favorite Resources ... more
Public service campaign features a stroke survivor and her husband, an AFib patient and advocate, and a leading cardiologist ... more
Watch 16 hours of content from the world’s top afib experts live from the comfort of your home ... more
Complimentary presentation with Dr. Elaine Hylek about anticoagulants for preventing afib-related strokes ... more
Advocacy Group Initiative Empowers Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals to Take Action to Treat Afib and Prevent Stroke ... more
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