AFib and Stroke

Did you know that people with AFib are five times more likely to have a stroke? A stroke is a brain attack that occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. Brain cells begin to die.

When you have AFib, blood pools in the atria of the heart and clots may form. These clots may then be carried to the brain, causing a stroke. With proper preventative treatment, stroke may be avoided.

Mended Hearts has partnered with HeartCaring to help build awareness on the risk of stroke in AFib patients. The following educational tools will offer both the patient and caregiver valuable information on how to manage AFib and prevent stroke:

Beating Your Odds Game

Have some fun with this web-based game while learning about atrial fibrillation (AFib).  Five mini games will educate you on disease awareness, recognition of stroke signs and symptoms, treatment options, shared decision-making, and medication adherence.  Download your virtual rewards after each game. Play Here

Stroke: The REALITY Video Series

Part 1: What does it really mean?

Part 2: How can I reduce my risk for stroke?


This project has been supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.