Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia affecting approximately 6 million people in Europe. One in four middle-aged people may develop AF.
AF is irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke and heart failure. In AF, blood clots can form in the heart. If a clot breaks off, enter the bloodstream and lodges in an artery to the brain, the result is a stroke.
Many people are unaware that they have AF. Undiagnosed an untreated AF is associated with a 5-fold increased risk for stroke.
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