Atrial fibrillation (also called afib) occurs when the top chambers of the heart (atria) experience an irregular and often rapid heart rate. This irregular rhythm causes the heart contraction to fail causing blood to pool in the chambers. This ineffective contraction forms blood clots.
It is important to treat afib because these clots travel throughout the body and can cause blockages that lead to stroke, heart attack, fatigue, inconsistent blood supply, heart failure, and other heart-related complications.
What are some causes of afib?
How do you prevent serious complications?
Talk to your doctor about your treatment options which can include:
For more information please go to the American Heart Association website.