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Atrial Fibrillation: Knowing the Basics

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of heart arrhythmia, affecting nearly 1% of the population under age 60 and more than 6% of people over age 80. This article provides a basic overview of the condition (often called A-fib: The definition, the causes, the elevated risk of stroke, the types of A-fib, and the types of pharmacological and electrical treatments.

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