HEART RHYTHM SOCIETY RAISES AWARENESS OF THE DEVASTATING IMPACT OF AFIB-RELATED STROKE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart arrhythmia, affects more than three million Americans and is estimated to reach 12 to 16 million Americans by 2050. AFib occurs when the upper chambers of the heart fibrillate, or “quiver,” which causes a rapid, irregular heart rhythm. It can feel like a fish flopping or drums beating in your chest. For someone living with AFib, their risk of stroke is five times higher than someone else.