What is Atrial Fibrillation?
Atrial fibrillation (or Afib) is a fast heart rate that can cause symptoms like palpitations, light-headedness, shortness of breath, chest pain, and fatigue. Patients with atrial fibrillation can go into and out of this heart rhythm multiple times during the week or even daily.
Treating this fast heart rhythm can help people feel better and return to their daily lives. It can be very helpful to track symptoms related to atrial fibrillation in between visits with your doctor. This can give you and your doctor a better understanding of how your treatment plan is affecting your life.
An Innovative Study for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation was launched in 2016 to help further our understanding of how atrial fibrillation affects the lives of our patients. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health and will enroll patients through 2021. To find out more about our study and how you can participate, check out the ‘Study Information’ tab.