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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.


Recent Discussions

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    Joanie2016:My ER doctor told me to go to ER if heart rate was 120 for over 10 minutes. That is scary. 120? I test both blood pressure and pulse as well as glucose every other hour and log it in a note book. It has helped my doctors with my treat...
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    I've never had a cardioversion.  I've tried multiple rhythm drugs.  I was allergic to several and multaq had too many side effects plus it didn't get me into rhythm.  I had an ablation in February 2017.  My afib was pretty constant follow...
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    I am very new to the AFib stuff as well. I've had several cardioversions, one ablation with another one scheduled next week. I was put on that medication as well. They were hoping it would either knock me back into rhythm or keep me in rhythm...