One of the most concerning consequence of atrial fibrillation is the five-times-greater risk of developing a stroke compared to those without AF. This is because AFib can promote the pooling and subsequent clotting of blood in the heart. When that clot (thrombus) travels outside of the heart it is called a thromboembolism. If it goes to the brain it causes a stroke. One of the first lines of treatment for atrial fibrillation includes anticoagulants or blood thinners.
Just as there are different types of irregular heartbeats, known as arrhythmias, so too are there different forms of Atrial Fibrillation (AF or Afib)
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