Atrial Fibrillation, AFib for short, is a serious condition that affects the rhythm of your heart, causing it to beat irregularly. This irregular heartbeat can manifest in various ways, including beating too fast, switching between fast and slow rhythms, or skipping beats altogether.
AFib is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia. It has a significant global impact, affecting nearly 40 million individuals worldwide and 6 million people in the United States alone.1 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict that 12.1 million people in the U.S. will have AFib by 2030.2
Today, the risk of developing AFib is a concern for approximately 1 in 4 adults over 40 years old.2 Despite this growing prevalence, many individuals remain unaware of the symptoms associated with AFib, the range of available treatment options, and the critical importance of seeking early treatment to prevent disease progression.
In honor of AFib Awareness Month and beyond, HRS, in collaboration with our partner Sanofi, will provide comprehensive and easily accessible information about AFib, its causes, symptoms, and potential complications.
Explore these expert-developed AFib resources below to empower yourself with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about your or your loved one's heart health journey and overall well-being.
UpBeat AFib Patient Resources