AFib Awareness Month 2023
Creating Heart Healthy Futures
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 in the United States alone.1The 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 40.2 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 so your patients feel empowered to take an active role throughout their heart health journey.
UpBeat AFib Patient Resources
Atrial Fibrillation, AFib for short, is a problem with how your heart beats. Your heart may beat too fast, switch back and forth from fast to slow, or skip beats. AFib may start suddenly and then stop independently or become a long-lasting problem. With AFib, your heart can’t pump blood out to your body normally. Learn more today about how and why people get AFib, signs and symptoms, and the diagnosis, treatment, and management of AFib.
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with AFib, you will play a vital role as part of your heart rhythm care team. Prepare for upcoming appointments and maximize your time with your doctor by using UpBeat's AFib Question Builder. Download a custom PDF of questions to ask your doctor (includes pre-populated questions and options to add your own).
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- Calkins H, Reynolds MR, Spector P, Sondhi M, Xu Y et al. (2009) Treatment of atrial fibrillation with antiarrhythmic drugs or radiofrequency ablation: two systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2 (4): 349-361.
- Schnabel R, Pecen L, Engler D, et al. (2018) Atrial fibrillation patterns are associated with arrhythmia progression and clinical outcomes. University of Birmingham doi 10.1136/heartjnl-2017-312569