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American Heart Association Atrial Fibrillation Information
The term "arrhythmia" refers to any change from the normal sequence of electrical impulses. The electrical impulses may happen too fast, too slowly, or erratically – causing the heart to beat too fast, too slowly, or erratically. When the heart doesn't beat properly, it can't pump blood effectively. When the heart doesn't pump blood effectively, the lungs, brain and all other organs can't work properly and may shut down or be damaged.  Read More

American College of Cardiology Cardiosmart Heart Patient Resources
CardioSmart is the patient education and empowerment initiative brought to you by the American College of Cardiology. Our mission is to help individuals prevent, treat and manage cardiovascular disease. Read More

Atrial Fibrillation Center of Everyday Health
A resource for those living with afib. Read More

Atrial Fibrillation Resources at — For patients by patients  — NAIAC Member
Founded by an afib patient, Mellanie True Hills, provides resources for those living with atrial fibrillation, both patients and caregivers. Start at the online Get Started Learning About Afib Guide, check out Afib News and Videos, participate in the online Afib Support Group, and find a complete list of Afib Patient and Caregiver Resources. Sign up for the newsletter at the top of any page to receive the latest afib news in your inbox.

Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
Journal of Atrial Fibrillation (JAFIB) is an open access journal with a special focus on physician and patient education. JAFIB publishes Featured Reviews, Original Research, Case Reports Journal Reviews and Editorials on atrial arrhythmias or any other interesting cases related to electrophysiology.  Read More

National Stroke Association Atrial Fibrillation Information
Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a major risk factor for stroke, making a person five times more likely to have a stroke. About 15 percent of all people who have strokes have Afib, too. People who have been diagnosed with Afib have already taken the first step to preventing Afib-related stroke. Read More

Patient Information Sheets from the Heart Rhythm Society
Looking for trusted information for yourself or a loved one? Our educational information sheets, developed by experts in the field, provide quick, simple, and easy-to-understand definitions, explanations, and answers to the heart-related questions you have.  Read More

Risk Factors & Prevention of Arrhythmia
Even people who look healthy and free of heart disease can have arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms). But those with heart disease are at the highest risk. So, reducing heart disease is important to lowering the risk of arrhythmias. Since the cause of an arrhythmia is not always clear, the best course of action is to prevent and treat heart problems, such as atherosclerosis (“clogged” arteries) and high blood pressure. Read More

Sign the Global Atrial Fibrillation Charter
It only takes a moment to add your voice to the hundreds of thousands of people who have already signed and are spreading awareness about afib and strokes and influencing governments worldwide.   Read More

Symptoms & Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation
Some abnormal heart rhythms can happen without the person knowing it, while some may cause the feeling of the heart “racing,” lightheadedness, or dizziness.  At some point in life, many adults have had short-lived heart rhythm changes that are not serious. Certain heart rhythms, especially those that last long enough to affect the heart’s function, can be serious or even deadly.  Read More

Recent News about Arrhythmia

For World Stroke Day, 500,000 People Call for Urgent Action to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation-Related Strokes Read More

American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) CardioSmart initiative and Mended Hearts are sponsoring Living with Atrial Fibrillation programs Read More

Join the Health eHeart Study to Help Put a Stop to Heart Disease Read More

Free AliveCor Heart Monitor Available to the First 500 US Atrial Fibrillation Patients to Apply Read More

Recent Publications & Articles

ERACEing the Risk of Cerebral Embolism From Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Read More

Neuropsychological Effects of MRI-Detected Brain Lesions After Left Atrial Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Long-Term Results of the MACPAF Study / Clinical Perspective Read More

New 3-D Technology to Treat Atrial Fibrillation
Researchers at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center have developed a new 3-D technology that for the first time allows cardiologists the ability to see the precise source of atrial fibrillation in the heart Read More


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