Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a strong risk factor for life-threatening diseases but thankfully, early detection of Atrial Fibrillation can save lives. However, in some cases, the arrhythmia remains undiagnosed until the patient is admitted to the hospital to manage an acute event such as a stroke.
People with Afib are five times higher at risk of a stroke compared with individuals without Afib.
This condition occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery that carries oxygenated blood to the brain, causes permanent damage to brain cells. Furthermore, many patients who had a stroke experience lifelong disability. Timely detection and diagnosis of Afib, followed by appropriate management such as treatment with blood thinners, could prevent a stroke, heart failure, and other disabling health conditions in patients with this type of arrhythmia.
A consultation with a cardiac electrophysiologist can benefits individuals with known risk factors for Afib including;
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Family history of Afib
- Sleep apnea
- Thyroid disease
- Heart failure
- Previous heart attack
⚠️ In conclusion, the early detection of Atrial Fibrillation is vital ⚠️
So, If you have symptoms that suggest Afib, have been diagnosed with Afib, or have risk factors for developing Afib, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Alireza Nazeri, a clinical cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias). Standard office and virtual consultations are available. Visit Dr. Nazeri’s website at www.MobitzHeart.com or call (713) 909-3166.