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Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk

Post on 24/07/16

Atrial fibrillation is the irregular rhythm of the heart. This can cause pooling of blood within the upper heart chambers, making it easier for blood clots to form.  According to HealthXchange, atrial fibrillation is the most common heart condition in Singapore, occurring in about 0.5% – 1% of the population. This risk increases with age, with one in four individuals above the age of 40 likely to have it. Other risk factors for atrial fibrillation include:

Watch this video to learn how atrial fibrillation can increase the risk of stroke, and what you can do to manage it:

 

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