Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that dramatically increases the risk of stroke. Here’s how to spot it on your own.
Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a type of abnormal heartbeat that can dramatically increase your risk for a stroke. The reason? It can cause blood to pool inside the heart, forming a clot that can travel to the brain. It’s a serious condition, but one that can be detected and managed. Learn a simple self-test you can do at home to spot signs of Afib — and be sure to speak to your primary care provider.
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