admin - September 16, 2011
In honor of this month being National Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Awareness Month, our friends at the National Stroke Association are doing a Faces of Stroke campaign to encourage people to learn more about how Afib is related to stroke.
What is Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)?
Atrial fibrillation (heart arrhythmia, abnormal or irregular heartbeat) is a condition that can make an individual five times more likely to have a stroke. A stroke is what occurs when there is a disruption of adequate blood flow to the brain, as with a blood clot. Atrial fibrillation can cause such a clot.
A simple test offered by Life Line Screening, the atrial fibrillation screening, can detect if you have an irregular heartbeat and help determine your risk for stroke. Watch a video on how simple the atrial fibrillation screening is.
About The National Stroke Association’s Faces of Stroke Campaign
We also encourage you to visit the National Stroke Association’s Faces of Stroke page to read stories shared by survivors and others who have been personally affected by stroke.
Not only are the stories encouraging and heartfelt, you will also see the sweetest picture from Tony, a stroke survivor, which is bound to make your day. In addition, you can share your own personal stroke story. Visit the page at: http://www.stroke.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=11261.0&dlv_id=16481
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