Harvard doctors reveal the facts about “afib”…what causes it…what to do if you have it…and the best ways to treat it!
Do you ever feel like your heart is racing? Fluttering? Skipping a beat? Do you feel fatigued, short of breath, or have bouts of dizziness?
You could have atrial fibrillation — a common heart condition more commonly called “afib,” which can dramatically increase your risk of stroke. Although afib is common, it is also a complex condition, so the more you know, the better you can protect your health. That’s why Harvard Health Publishing created Managing Atrial Fibrillation, a new online guide filled with the latest information on the tests, medications, and procedures, which can help you manage afib.
Just what is atrial fibrillation, and how can you find the right treatment for you?
Simply put, afib is a malfunction of the heart’s timing system or sinus rhythm. When your heart is beating normally, the atria (the chambers at the top) contract and relax at steady, regular intervals. If you have afib, the atria beat erratically and too quickly. The quivering movements mean the ventricles (the lower chambers of the heart) don’t fill with blood effectively.
In this new report, you’ll discover the most common symptoms afib causes for some people. Plus, you’ll learn that 90% of all afib episodes may not cause any noticeable symptoms!
Download Harvard’s Managing Atrial Fibrillation now and learn:
- The 5 most common symptoms of atrial fibrillation
- How to lower stroke risk if you can’t take “blood thinners”
- The link between high blood pressure and afib
- The difference between warfarin and newer anticoagulant medications
- 3 different types of atrial fibrillation — and why it’s so important to know which kind you have
- Specific things you can do to lower your risk for afib
- And so much more
Managing Atrial Fibrillation explains what afib is in clear, easy-to-understand language. You’ll find out how afib affects your heart, why it only causes symptoms for some people, the different tests used to diagnose the condition, and you’ll get a review of the various treatments, procedures, and medications that help to control the condition.
Keep your heart healthy. Download Managing Atrial Fibrillation now!