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What is a fib?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Abnl heart rhythm

Afib is short for atrial fibrillation which is an abnormal heart rhythm where your heart speeds & slows down on its own without any good reason.
It can be confirmed by an ekg/ecg or electrocardiogram where your doctor will tell you that you're missing p waves (the signal from the atria). Afib increases your risk of stroke and may warrant taking blood thinners.

In brief: Abnl heart rhythm

Afib is short for atrial fibrillation which is an abnormal heart rhythm where your heart speeds & slows down on its own without any good reason.
It can be confirmed by an ekg/ecg or electrocardiogram where your doctor will tell you that you're missing p waves (the signal from the atria). Afib increases your risk of stroke and may warrant taking blood thinners.
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