5 Things You Should Know about Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

Heart shown against a heart rate reading
Atrial fibrillation, commonly known as AFib or AF, is a condition that causes the upper chambers of the heart to beat irregularly and extremely fast (about 500–600 beats per minute). AFib is the most common type of irregular heartbeat, affecting more than 5 million adults in the United States. Here are five things you may not know but should know about AFib:

If you have any symptoms of AFib, meet with your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor will determine if you have AFib and will talk to you about the best approach for AFib management.

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