In recent years, Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure have become prevalent cardiovascular conditions.
Heart failure affects approximately 5 million patients in the United States, with over 550,000 new cases being diagnosed each year.
With AFib, the atria (upper chambers of the heart) beat irregularly and out of coordination with the ventricles (lower chambers of the heart).
This can cause the blood to pool in the atria, which can increase the risk of blood clots forming.
These clots can travel to the brain and cause a stroke.
AFib can also cause the heart to pump less efficiently, which can lead to heart failure.
AFib can also cause symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, and palpitations.
AFib can be caused by a variety of factors, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and certain medications.