LEARN ABOUT AF

Atrial fibrillation, or AF, is a common cardiac rhythm condition (arrhythmia) that is seen increasingly with age (especially over age 60). 

The normal electrical trigger for the heart beat in the top chambers (atria) of the heart becomes disrupted by rapid, erratic electrical signals that result in a quivering motion of the top chambers (so called “atrial fibrillation”) rather than the regular pumping action.

The erratic electrical signals are transmitted to the lower chambers of the heart and cause a reduced efficiency of the overall heart pumping function. Most people develop symptoms from the arrhythmia, which affects their quality of life.  It is well known that small numbers of people with AF don’t seem to have any awareness of the arrhythmia but it remains unclear why symptoms can vary so much from person to person.

SYMPTOMS OF AF

Learn about different symptoms AF can cause

TYPES OF AF

Learn about the different patterns of AF

CAUSES OF AF

Learn about the underlying causes of AF

HEALTH RISKS OF AF

Learn about the different health risks of AF