What you don’t know about atrial fibrillation could kill you, or a loved one!
Atrial fibrillation (also called afib) is an irregular heartbeat (or heart rhythm), and is a major cause of strokes. Having afib increases your stroke risk by 500 percent. In addition, afib can lead to heart failure, dementia, and even Alzheimer’s disease.
If you think you might have it, please get diagnosed and treated, before you have a stroke.
September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Please join the Sign Against Stroke campaign to show your support by signing the Global Atrial Fibrillation Charter.
Simply sign the Charter (Sign Against Stroke) on this page, or go to StopAfib.org and sign the Charter (Sign Against Stroke) in the lower right of the page. It only takes a moment to add your voice to the hundreds of thousands of people who have already signed and are spreading awareness about afib and strokes and influencing governments worldwide.
While you’re at StopAfib.org , please take the time to learn more about atrial fibrillation and how to protect yourself from afib-related strokes.
I had an ablation in May at the age of 71. I had recently been on Multak which did not control my A-Fib. My pulse ranged from 30-200. Now I have a normal heart rate readings and am off blood thinners except for a baby aspirin. For the last three weeks I have been experiencing a cough as well as fluid in the lungs. I don’t know if this is related to the procedure. Two years ago I had these same symptoms and they lasted for several months. If it is a side effect is there anything that can be done to cure the problem.
Hi Peter, you may want to see a doctor ASAP as fluid in the lungs is serious.