Everything has a cause and Atrial
Fibrillation is no exception. The hard part is determining what causes Afib, so we can protect ourselves and our
loved ones from this condition.
The "Unknown Heart Condition" until recently, Atrial Fibrillation, has been flying under the radar. Afib was
considered just a part of the inevitable aging process and just "OLD" people got Atrial Fibrillation.
Now we know that anyone
can get Afib at any age, if the right set of conditions occur the stage is set for trouble. Here are some of
the most common know causes of Afib and what you can do to prevent "The Beast" Atrial Fibrillation from finding
The heart is an amazing organ of great power and resiliency, yet it is also very
temperamental. It is designed by God to do one thing - perfectly - all our lives and that is pump blood. If the heart stops - we
stop. Fantastically complex and yet it works for 60-70-90-100+ years without stopping.
The heart is a pump run by an electrical control system. When this electrical
system gets temperamental we get a heart
arrhythmia - usually Afib.
In this section we will try to cover just some of the problems a heart can get
itself into and what we can do to prevent the palpitations, stroke and misery of Atrial Fibrillation.