September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

September is Atrial fibrillation (AFib) awareness month, I will be posting general information and videos about atrial fibrillation throughout the month – these posts are general information/my opinions and do not convey medical advice.

AFib is an irregular and frequently rapid heart rhythm. AFIb pre-disposes to a number of conditions such as stroke (5x), congestive heart failure (5x), CV related death (2x) and dementia. 

AFib can cause a significant impact on your quality of life and has been known to have, among others the following symptoms:

* Fast, fluttering or pounding heartbeats called palpitations
* Chest pain
* Dizziness or Lightheadedness
* Fatigue/Weakness
* Decreased exercise tolerance 
* Shortness of breath

If you have symptoms of atrial fibrillation, make an appointment for a health checkup. You may be referred to a doctor trained in cardiac arrhythmias, called and Electrophysiologist.

Stay tuned for more to come!

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