Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, affects millions of Americans, and while most are aware of how it impacts their heart health, few know about the connection between A-fib and stroke. This video explains more.
If you have A-fib, your risk of having a stroke is five times greater than non A-fib patients. Work with your doctor to develop a plan for controlling your A-fib and reducing your risk of stroke. This is especially important if you have other risk factors, like diabetes and high blood pressure.
St. Petersburg General Hospital can help you take control of you’re A-fib and stroke risk. Call us at (888) 741-5122 for a physician referral and to learn more about our cardiac and stroke care teams.