Atrial fibrillation makes you 3 to 5 times more likely to have a stroke than someone without the condition. See what the other complications are.
An estimated 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation, a condition that causes an irregular and sometimes rapid heartbeat-often with as many as 350 to 600 beats a minute.
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