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Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is one of the commonest causes of an abnormal heart rhythm and a major cause of stroke. When present it may cause symptoms of palpitations, breathlessness and dizziness. In many cases however it is detected incidentally by ‘pulse checking’. Atrial fibrillation is increasingly common with age, present in 2% at 60, 5% at 70 and 10% at 80. It is particularly important as a risk factor for stroke. Detection of AF is important to then assess if blood thinning with Warfarin to reduce stroke risk is indicated. Atrial fibrillation may be controlled with medical therapy or treated invasively with ablation.

For more information visit the British Heart Foundation website


ECG showing Atrial Fibrillation

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