Atrial Fibrillation & Stroke Prevention (English) – National Neuroscience Institute (SingHealth)

Atrial Fibrillation & Stroke Prevention (English) – National Neuroscience Institute (SingHealth)

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a heart rhythm disorder in which the heart beats irregularly. This condition may give rise to palpitations and present no symtoms at all. AF is the most common heart rhythm disorder. About 0.5% to 1 % of the Singapore population suffer from AF. Those above 40 years old have a 1 in 4 risk of developing AF. Risk increases with age, high blood pressure, heart failure/diseases, diabetes, high cholestrol and obesity . Atrail Fibrillation increases the risk of stroke 3 to 4 times. Irregular pumping of the heart leads to poor pumping of blood out of the upper chambers of the heart. Clots is thus formed. When the clots obstructs blood flow to the brain, strokes can happen. Stroke accounts for 10% of death in Singapore. How to reduce and prevent strokes ? Find out more from this education video. This video does not serve as medical consultancy nor treatment advice. Please consult your doctor for more advice.

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  1. suvajit manna on March 3, 2020 at 3:31 am

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