causes stroke!

  • Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia.
  • About 150 000 Norwegians approximately 6 million people in Europe have AF.
  • One in four middle-aged people may develop AF.
  • The risk of stroke in AF increases with age >65, hypertension, diabetes and other heart diseases.
  • Palpitations may increase risk of AF.
  • Many people are unaware that they have AF.
  • AF is irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke and heart failure. In AF, blood clots can form in the heart. If a clot breaks off, enter the bloodstream and lodges in an artery to the brain, the result is a stroke.
  • Anticoagulation drugs prevent stroke in AF
  • AF is diagnosed by ECG. Long-term ECG increases the opportunity to detect AF.
  • ECG247 Heart Sensor enables early detection of AF - to prevent stroke!