What is AF?

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Atrial fibrillation (known as AF or Afib) is the most common heart rhythm disturbance in the world.

It can affect adults of any age, but it is more common as people get older. Atrial fibrillation is not a life-threatening heart rhythm problem, but it increases chances of stroke five-fold. AF-related stroke can be more damaging, debilitating and often fatal.

Atrial fibrillation occurs when chaotic electrical activity develops in the upper chambers of the heart, or atria, and completely takes over from the sinus node. As a result, the atria no longer beat in an organised way, and pump less efficiently. The AV node will stop some of these very rapid impulses from travelling to the ventricles, but the ventricles will still beat irregularly and possibly rapidly.https://media0.giphy.com/media/UizfWB0v9pNMQ/giphy.gif?cid=e1bb72ff5aad73e86e674849674171d1

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    • Diane Beckett
    • January 22, 2015

    Kylie,it sounds like your boyfriend is experiencing ectopic beats.I have
    Paroxsysmal Atrial fibrillation and I get ectopic beats all the time but it
    doesn’t bother me now that I understand about it.Best to get it checked out

    • DarkSith1980
    • January 22, 2015

    This is a very good video. Thanks!?

    • Kylie Murphy
    • January 22, 2015

    I have a question as to what i should be looking for. I recently noticed
    that my bf’s heart will beat normal, slow for a beat or two and then will
    almost do a “ba-ba-bump” if that makes sense. He doesnt say he has any pain
    or can even feel the abnormality but i worry it could be serious??

    • Rusul S.
    • January 22, 2015

    Thank you :)?

    • Revan
    • January 22, 2015


    • Orlando Green
    • January 22, 2015

    Exam time!!

    • FaZeClan
    • January 23, 2015


    • Kaveh Z
    • January 23, 2015

    Thanks much, very well explained.

    • kiwibum85
    • January 23, 2015

    Very nice animation.

    • Dr.Hidayat Ullah
    • January 23, 2015

    well explaind

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