“My wife was afraid to leave me alone sometimes. She didn’t do the things she normally does.”
- David R., AF patient
Atrial Fibrillation (AF), the world’s most common arrhythmia, affects more than just the individuals who suffer from it. It affects their friends and families, as well. Millions of people around the world are dealing with the debilitating consequences of an irregular heartbeat. Still, more are unaware of their condition and may experience few or no symptoms – placing them at risk for stroke or other serious medical conditions.
This Web site is an educational resource for those affected by AF – patients, their families and friends – and those who want to learn more about Atrial Fibrillation. It addresses the various types of AF and what happens physiologically in a heart that has the condition. It also takes an in-depth look into the symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation and its causes, how the condition is diagnosed, as well as the most common treatment options available.
More patient stories, like David’s, are available for those who want to hear about others’ experiences with AF. A Glossary helps define medical terms and an FAQ page answers the most frequently asked questions on the condition.