Here’s good news: following a heart-healthy lifestyle can help you avoid or improve atrial fibrillation (AFib).
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat, a rapid heartbeat or a quivering of the upper chambers of the heart, called the atria. AFib is the most common heart irregularity, or cardiac arrhythmia. Untreated AFib can lead to lead to stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.
The risk factors for AFib include existing heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and heavy drinking.