Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common type of irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other complications.
More than 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib, but treatment can save lives. Some people experience no symptoms, which is the real danger. They may be sitting on a time bomb that could result in a blood clot that goes to the brain and causes a stroke.
Dr. Peter Belott, Director of Electrophysiology at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, joins our Laura Cavanaugh to discuss symptoms, who is at risk, as well as procedures and medications to treat AFib to help you lower your risk and live a healthier life.
To learn about advanced heart care at Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Burr Heart and Vascular Center, visit sharp.com/grossmontheart or call 1-800-82-SHARP