LEARN ABOUT AFib AND STROKE RISK

AFib IS A COMMON TYPE OF AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT

With an irregular heartbeat, the heart can beat too fast,
too slow or irregularly.

THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF AFib

AFib caused by a heart valve problem

AFib not caused by a heart valve problem, also called "nonvalvular atrial fibrillation," or NVAF

THE MAJORITY OF AFib IS NOT CAUSED BY A HEART VALVE PROBLEM.

WHY DOES AFib INCREASE STROKE RISK?

  • With AFib, the top chambers of the heart (the atria) do not contract properly to push blood through the heart.
  • As a result, some blood remains in the atria, which can pool, and clots may form.
  • These clots can travel to the brain, blocking or limiting blood flow, and may result in a stroke.
People with AFib not caused by a heart valve problem have a
5XGREATER RISK
of stroke

AFib-STROKE CONNECTION

AFib-related strokes are more severe, more likely to be fatal and can have a devastating effect on patients and their loved ones.

Approximately 15% of strokes occurring in the US are due to AFib not caused by a heart valve problem.

IF YOU HAVE AFib NOT CAUSED BY A HEART VALVE PROBLEM, TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF STROKE

The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider. All decisions regarding patient care should be made with a healthcare provider, considering the unique characteristics of the patient.

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The Tune in to AFib program is sponsored by the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance.

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