A Patient’s Guide to Atrial Fibrillation

This month, Dr. Elliott Antman, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, presents “A Patient’s Guide to Atrial Fibrillation,” and addresses the following questions: 

  • What is atrial fibrillation (Afib)? 
  • What causes Afib?
  • What problems can Afib cause for patients?
  • What are the treatment options for Afib?
  • What are the key points patients should know about Afib?

Key takeaways:

  • Afib is increasingly common as the population ages
  • Afib is a risk factor for stroke
  • There are many treatment options available, including medications to prevent stroke
  • Knowing the facts and staying in touch with your medical team is essential if you have Afib

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