Fact: Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented!

Has that caught your attention?  It certainly caught my attention!

While not all stroke risk factors can be controlled, some can.  One of the risk factors that you can control is Atrial Fibrillation, commonly called AFib. This is a heart condition that causes your heart to beat abnormally. However, AFib is tricky—you may not be aware that you have it.

Amy Herron
Senior Coordinator, Programs
National Stroke Association

 

Truth about Atrial Fibrillation

 

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The Truth about AFIB

Your heart beats more than 100,000 times every day. However, not all heartbeats are the same.

Your heart may beat abnormally—it may flutter and beat fast. If so, you might have a heart condition called atrial fibrillation or AFib. AFib is the most common heartbeat disorder but AFib can be tricky— you may have it and not even know.

Fact: Medical experts estimate that 15% of strokes are a result of untreated AFib.

During National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month we are raising awareness about this serious health condition and its strong connection to stroke. Don’t let AFib overwhelm you. Take control. Act.

The first step to take charge of your health is to learn more about AFib:

  • Know the Signs and Symptoms
  • Discover Treatment Options
  • Access Resources and Tools

This September don’t take your heartbeat for granted.

AFIB and Stroke

In action,

Amy Herron
Senior Coordinator, Programs