For millions of US adults experiencing AFib symptoms, this is No Time to Wait

January 31, 2022

Symptoms like heart palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, lightheadedness, and others can be representative of atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common type of irregular heartbeat.1,2 Unfortunately, symptoms of AFib are sometimes ignored, leaving some individuals at risk for potentially serious health complications and an increased risk of AFib-related stroke.3

In order to help educate people about AFib and encourage anyone experiencing symptoms to talk to their healthcare provider right away, the Bristol Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance – with the support of leading advocacy organizations and medical societies – developed the No Time to Wait awareness campaign.

Seeking timely medical attention may help reduce the chance of AFib leading to something more serious. Only a healthcare provider can determine whether these symptoms indicate AFib or another condition. For more information, visit


1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What is Atrial Fibrilation? Accessed November 8, 2021.

2 National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Atrial Fibrillation. Accessed November 8, 2021

3 Wolf, P, Abbott, R, Kannel, W, Atrial Fibrillation as an Independent Risk Factor for Stroke: The Framingham Study, Stroke, vol. 22, no. 8, 1991, pp. 983–988.

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