Infographic on Atrial Fibrillation - All You Need To Know

Posted on September 27, 2022

Atrial fibrillation or flutter is a common type of abnormal heartbeat. The heart rhythm is fast and most often irregular with increases the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

Check out the our detailed infographic on Atrial Fibrillation and learn more about what AFib is, what causes it, how treatment can save lives, and what you can do to lower your risks and live a healthy life.

Three Common Types of Atrial fibrillation

    1. Paroxysmal Afib
    2. Persistent Afib
    3. Long-standing persistent Afib

Facts on Atrial fibrillation

    1. Afib is linked with a 5X higher risk of stroke
    2. 33.5 million people around the world have Afib
    3. 15% to 20% of all strokes are attributable to Afib
    4. For people over 40, 1 in 4 have a risk of developing Afib
    5. AFib patients are 44% more likely to develop Dementia

What Causes Atrial fibrillation?

    1. Diabetes
    2. High Blood Pressure
    3. Hyperthyroidism
    4. Advancing Age
    5. Heart Disease
    6. Heart Failure
    7. Chronic Kidney Disease

Common symptoms of Atrial fibrillation may includes

    1. Palpitations( fluttering or pounding)
    2. Extreme Fatigue
    3. Chest Pain
    4. Shortness of breath
    5. Lightheadedness

How Atrial fibrillation is Treated?

    Heartrate Control – Treatment to make sure heart doesn’t beat too quickly
    Heart Rhythm Control – Treatment to restore the heart’s rhythm to a normal state
    Anticoagulation Medication – Treatment to reduce stroke risk
    Lifestyle Changes – Get regular exercise, healthy diet maintenance

Diagnostic Testing for Atrial fibrillation includes

    1. Electrocardiogram(ECG or EKG)
    2. Holter(Portable ECG)
    3. Echocardiogram(Ultrasound)
    4. Blood tests
    5. Chest X-Ray

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