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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Afib-related clinical trials that you may wish to know about ... more
Afib patients are needed as patient reviewers to help PCORI decide what patient-centered research to fund ... more
Atrial fibrillation affects more than 5 million and that number could triple over next three decades ... more
Afib patients receive exclusive 50% discount on over-the-counter AliveCor Heart Monitor ... more
Your afib questions were answered by Dr. Walid Saliba and Dr. Oussama Wazni of the Cleveland Clinic ... more
New Afib Guidelines were released at 2014 American College of Cardiology conference ... more
Get the Information that Atrial Fibrillation Patients and Family Members Need to Know ... more
StopAfib.org is part of the American Foundation for Women's Health, neither of which are affiliated with the American Heart Association, though our founder is very active with the American Heart Association.