Living with Atrial Fibrillation

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Welcome to Living with Atrial Fibrillation

Living with Atrial Fibrillation

Welcome to the program

Understanding AF

AF is a common abnormal heart rhythm that can lead to very fast or very slow heart rhythm. It can be felt as an irregular heartbeat or pulse.

This happens when your heart’s regular electrical signals, which keep your heart beating in a normal rhythm, get disrupted by random electrical signals in your atria (the top chambers of your heart). These random electrical signals make the chambers of your heart ‘quiver’ or twitch, which is called ‘fibrillation’.

You can read more about your heart rhythm on our Atrial Fibrillation webpage.

Download your AF quick guide

Our free booklet introduces you to need-to-know information about AF, how it’s diagnosed, the associated risks and what you can do about them.

AF quick guide

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The BHF community on HealthUnlocked

You can find forums, useful information and even chat to other people living with AF in the BHF community on HealthUnlocked.

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Next: What is AF?

What we will cover next:

  • Understanding what AF is.
  • What are the risks of having AF?
  • How AF is diagnosed.

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