Another Reason for Regular Medical Checkups

Atrial Fibrillation (AF or Afib) is a heart beat that is too fast, too slow or irregular. It may go undetected, or it may trigger shortness of breath and/or chest pain. It may occur as a result of a viral infection. Typically it starts with shorter episodes that grow longer over time.

Why does this matter to you?

AF can cause strokes. Some of these may be so minor as to go unnoticed. However, there’s more.

AF among middle age and possibly younger adults is now seen as a marker or predictor for any of several types of white matter disease or dementia as persons age. These diseases include vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s. That’s not an outcome anyone wants to have or to inflict on loved ones.

AF requires attention.



Source: CDC



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