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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.

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

Duke University School of Nursing study seeks atrial fibrillation patients with upcoming catheter ablations

Study will provide wireless, water-resistant Zio®patch cardiac monitors for post-ablation tracking ... more

Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy Discusses Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion and the LAALA-AF Registry plus Yoga for Afib — Video Interview

Video Interview at the Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2014 ... more

Discounts Available for the HeartCheck PEN and HeartCheck Handheld ECG

Special offers on portable ECG monitors for the patient community ... more

Transcript of Afib Chat with Cleveland Clinic Atrial Fibrillation Experts on December 17, 2013

Your afib questions were answered by Dr. Walid Saliba, Dr. Oussama Wazni, and Dr. Mandeep Bhargava of the Cleveland Clinic ... 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