Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke – Beat Your Odds
Atrial fibrillation, also known as afib, is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm. It is a rapid, fluttering heart rate that is caused by the two upper chambers of the heart (atria) beating out of coordination with the two lower chambers (ventricles). This rhythm can lead to shortness of breath, weakness, and heart palpitations and can be chronic or only occur intermittently. In this video, you can learn about the connection between atrial fibrillation and stroke and how your risk can be increased by afib.
If you would like to learn more about the risk factors for stroke, please contact the professionals at MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas at (702) 255-5000. We are a full-service medical facility delivering the highest quality of care to our community.