Newly Diagnosed

Newly Diagnosed

If you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), you probably have a lot of questions or concerns. You might also be feeling so overwhelmed by the diagnosis that you aren’t sure what kinds of questions to ask. You’ve taken the first step toward learning more, and we’re here to help.

Taking a proactive approach to learn more about AFib is the next step. Becoming an informed advocate for yourself or a loved one is the best approach for managing AFib. This community is an educational resource, as well as a place to connect with other people who are managing their AFib or for those helping a loved one who is living with AFib -- JOIN NOW!

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

AFib is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications.

Why AFib Matters

Usually, the most serious risk from AFib is that it can lead to other medical problems.

Understand Your Risk

Age, health factors and certain other health conditions can put you at risk.

Symptoms of AFib

Sometimes people with AFib have no symptoms; others may experience one or more of the following symptoms.

Treatment and Prevention

Know your treatment goals, options and how to reduce your risk.

Resources and FAQ

Patients and professionals – find printable sheets, FAQs, treatment guidelines and much more.

Newly Diagnosed Conversations

  • 7 Replies
    Hi Thelma,
    I've had a number of episodes of A-fib and especially a-Flutter in the last 6 months, all of which have landed me in the ER.  The last time also went into V-Tach with my heart rate racing up to 250 bpm which had me dizzy, out of breath...
  • 10 Replies
    To PBuchan:  I have had a pacemaker for close to 2 years now.  I was working part-time every other weekend so I did not miss any work time and it was really painless.  For me, it keeps my heart rate from climbing too high.  I have low blood pres...
  • 10 Replies
    Thanks to all who replied so thoughtfully  to my post about pacemakers. It is difficult to figure out what to do. My heart beat is not slow-averages around 110 but can go higher or lower at various times. The same holds true with my BP. I have...
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