Heart Offbeat? 5 Things You Should Know About AFib, Or An Irregular Heartbeat

Along with being Black History Month, February is also Heart Health Month. It’s something more of us should take seriously considering that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and men. One of the many forms of heart disease that people may not know much about is atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, better known as an irregular heartbeat.

It’s the most common heart arrhythmia. This condition happens when the upper chambers of the heart beat out of sync with the lower chambers. More than 2.7 million Americans have the chronic condition, which can come with complications like blood clots, stroke and heart failure. To get some clarification on the condition as well as advice on how to deal with it, we spoke with Moe Jalloh, PharmD., a pharmacist and assistant professor at Touro University in California. Check out seven things you should know about AFib.

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