The heart is a muscle that should contract in a regular rhythm in order to pump blood through your body. A normal heart rate varies from person to person but usually ranges between 50 and 100 beats per minute (bpm). Unfortunately you can have heart rhythm disorders with a perfect normal average heart rate. These heart rhythm disorders can be harmless, but may as well be the underlying cause of a debilitating stroke. In any case, early detection is of vital importance!Get started
Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder. 1 out of 4 develops atrial fibrillation in their lifetime and each year this disorder causes more than 350,000 strokes in the EU alone. Common symptoms include a rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath and lightheadedness, but unfortunately over 30% of all people experience no observable symptoms. Even after treatment has atrial fibrillation a tendency to recur in many patients.
Atrial fibrillation is characterized by a rapid, irregular heartbeat, doubling mortality, tripling the chances of heart failure, and increasing the risk of stroke fivefold.
Over 40% remains undiagnosed as people often experience no symptoms at all.
1 out of 5 of all strokes is directly attributable to atrial fibrillation and AF-caused strokes are more debilitating and deadly than their regular counterparts.
People can live long and have healthy and active lives with atrial fibrillation.. Controlling your risk factors for heart disease and stroke by knowing what can possibly trigger your atrial fibrillation will help improve long-term management of atrial fibrillation.
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