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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.

So let's Get Started Learning About Atrial Fibrillation.

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See the News and Events page for other news, events, and video interviews with top afib doctors.

Help Us Create a Stroke-Free World

With your support, maybe one day we can wipe out atrial fibrillation and strokes ... more

Special Discount on AfibAlert® Standalone Heart Monitor for Detecting Atrial Fibrillation

Lohman Technologies offers discount on AfibAlert portable heart monitor for atrial fibrillation patients ... more

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Launch

Innovative and personalized online afib community will help atrial fibrillation patients and caregivers ... more

VICTORY AF Trial Studies Phased Radiofrequency (RF) System for Persistent and Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

VICTORY AF will study safety of catheter ablation with Medtronic Phased Radiofrequency (RF) System ... more

Video chat with atrial fibrillation experts from the Cleveland Clinic to get answers to your afib questions on December 12, 2014

Dr. Walid Saliba and Dr. Oussama Wazni from the Cleveland Clinic will address your atrial fibrillation questions ... more

Biosense Webster Teams Up with to Challenge Americans to Get SMART About Afib

Biosense Webster and Challenge Americans to Get SMART About Atrial Fibrillation ... more

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Support, a division of the American Foundation for Women’s Health, when you shop at ... more

Dr. Hugh Calkins Discusses the New AHA/ACC/HRS Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines — Video Interview

New Afib Guidelines were released at 2014 American College of Cardiology conference ... more

Watch the Videos from the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

Get the Information that Atrial Fibrillation Patients and Family Members Need to Know ... more

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Last Modified 9/06/2013