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Is a stroke more likely if you have trial fibrillation (AFib)?

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A stroke can happen when a blood clot travels to the brain. It's the biggest risk associated with atrial fibrillation, or AFib. Someone with AFib is five times more likely to have a stroke than people who don't have AFib.

SOURCES:

AFib Matters: "About Atrial Fibrillation."

American Heart Association: "Aspirin and Heart Disease."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "FAQs of Atrial Fibrillation" (AFib or AF)," "Learn More Stroke Warning Signs and Symptoms."

British Heart Foundation: "Heart Attack."

Harvard Medical School: "Aspirin For Heart Attack."

Legacy Health: "Stroke FAQ."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Know Stroke. Know the Signs. Act in Time."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Don't Take a Chance with a Heart Attack." 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Are The Signs and Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation?"

St. Joseph's Hospital Heart Institute Advanced Center for Atrial Fibrillation: "Atrial Fibrillation: Frequently Asked Questions."

StopAbFib.org: "How To Know It's Atrial Fibrillation."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 3, 2020

SOURCES:

AFib Matters: "About Atrial Fibrillation."

American Heart Association: "Aspirin and Heart Disease."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "FAQs of Atrial Fibrillation" (AFib or AF)," "Learn More Stroke Warning Signs and Symptoms."

British Heart Foundation: "Heart Attack."

Harvard Medical School: "Aspirin For Heart Attack."

Legacy Health: "Stroke FAQ."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Know Stroke. Know the Signs. Act in Time."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Don't Take a Chance with a Heart Attack." 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Are The Signs and Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation?"

St. Joseph's Hospital Heart Institute Advanced Center for Atrial Fibrillation: "Atrial Fibrillation: Frequently Asked Questions."

StopAbFib.org: "How To Know It's Atrial Fibrillation."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 3, 2020

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