What is atrial fibrillation (or Afib as it’s often called)?
Take our quiz to see how much you know about this common arrhythmia.
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can cause poor blood flow to the body. Afib is the most common type of irregular heartbeat. It is caused by the two upper chambers (atria) and two lower chambers of the heart (ventricles) not working properly together to push blood through the heart. Because of this, there is an increased risk of stroke as a result of blood clots breaking off and lodging in an artery. You may palpitations, feel short of breath, dizzy, and tired, though not everyone has these symptoms.
At Heart Center of Nevada, our team of certified cardiologists understand how important it is to manage heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation. We are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of Afib and other cardiac arrhythmias. Test your knowledge about Afib to find out about this condition. This quiz is not meant to take the place of medical advice. Please make an appointment with your cardiologist if you have questions or concerns about Afib.