Over 40? 5 things you should know about atrial fibrillation

1) Atrial fibrillation is one of the commonest heart rhythm problems, the chance of having atrial fibrillation goes up with age.

2) You may or may not have symptoms when you are in atrial fibrillation.

3) You can reduce your chances of having atrial fibrillation by few simple lifestyle choices ( please see my blog on atrial fibrillation).

4) Some of the smart watches these days can reliably detect atrial fibrillation.

5) About 35% of people with atrial fibrillation will have a stroke. This is preventable. We are getting better at detecting atrial fibrillation before it causes damage.



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