What to Do When Your Heart Short-Circuits

Atrial fibrillation symptoms, treatment, risks explained

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh

February is heart health month. And that means it's a good time to learn about one common heart condition that affects more than 2.5 million Americans.

Many people already know the key ingredients for a healthy heart. Eating a nutritious diet, lowering cholesterol, not smoking and having an active lifestyle are all great ways to keep your heart pumping right. But what happens when your heart's electrical system goes haywire? This is a condition known as atrial fibrillation (Afib). Often times, patients with Afib have no symptoms, which makes it even more important to get diagnosed and treated early — before Afib causes life-threatening complications like blood clots or stroke.

Check out the video to learn more.

Review Date: 
January 21, 2016