AFib Can Happen to Anyone Infographic

 

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AFib can happen to anyone.

What is AFib? (Atrial Fibrillation)?

AFib is a heart rhythm problem that may or may not be noticeable as a racing, pounding or fluttering sensation.

What are the symptoms of AFib?

  • Common symptoms may include:
  • Racing heart, fluttering or palpitations
  • Fatigue, shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness
  • Or no noticeable symptoms at all

Get regular check-ups

.It's important to listen to your heart. If you think you may have AFib, talk with your doctor and find out what you can do to lower your risks for stroke.

People with AFib are at greater risk for stroke.

  • AFib is linked with a 5x higher stroke risk
  • Compared with white people – black people are approximately one third less likely to be aware they have AFib.

Most people with AFib benefit from stroke protection

  • If you have AFib, chances are you need protection
  • Medications lower risks
  • Discuss your risk calculations with your health care provider. 

Visit heart.org/AFibTools to learn more about AFib symptoms and stroke risk.

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