Ask the Nurse

When you are in a-fib, is it hurting your heart? I know it can cause a stroke, but what else is it doing to my body?

Atrial fibrillation is a common electrical disturbance of the heart that can be treated. It can reduce heart output and effectiveness by 25 percent and can increase stoke risk, so it should be evaluated and treated.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women's Health Nurse

October 25, 2013 at 10:55am