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.

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