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.
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.
Th risk of stroke in AF increases with age >65, hypertension, diabetes and other heart diseases.
Anticoagulation drugs prevent effectively stroke in AF.
AF can be dtected by ECG. Long-term ECG increases the opportunity to detect AF.
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