Diseases, Conditions & Treatments
Atrial Fibrillation & Heart Arrhythmia
An arrhythmia is a heart rhythm abnormality that may indicate a serious problem and can lead to heart disease, stroke or even death. An arrhythmia may be suspected when a physician hears a fast or irregular heartbeat while listening to the heart with a stethoscope.
Atrial fibrillation, or "AFib," is the most common type of arrhythmia - it affects about 2.2 million Americans, with 160,000 new cases diagnosed annually.
Whether the condition is intermittent or chronic, patients with "AFib" are at higher risk for blood clots and strokes.
Common types of arrhythmia include:
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