Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a common form of arrhythmia, which means the heartbeat follows an irregular rhythm. It is associated with an ageing population and affects 1 in every 4 people aged over 80. It can cause blood clots and strokes and result in cardiovascular complications.

Atrial Fibrillation explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
There are many causes, the main being age.In addition, any heart disease can also aggravate this arrhythmia. There is a large group of people who have no heart disease, but who still suffer this arrhythmia due to hypertension.

Substantiated information by:

Alba Cano Valls
Eduard Guasch Casany
Josep Lluís Mont Girbau
Manel Castellà Pericas

Published: 27 November 2018
Updated: 27 November 2018


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