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10 Risk Factors for AFib

Afib Risk Factors | Summa Health System

Are you at risk for A-Fib?

1. Are you over the age of 60?
2. Do you have high blood pressure?
3. Are you considered moderately or significantly overweight?
4. Do you consume two or more alcoholic drinks per day?
5. Do you have or have been told you may have sleep apnea?
6. Have you been diagnosed with diabetes?
7. Has any family member (sibling or parent) been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation?
8. Have you ever had a stroke, heart disease or open heart surgery?
9. Did you ever feel your heart beating irregularly or “flip-flopping” in your chest?
10. Have you been diagnosed with an overactive thyroid?

If you answered YES to two or more of these questions, you may be at risk for developing atrial fibrillation. If you are at risk of developing this serious, but treatable condition, make an appointment with a doctor
to discuss these findings. Delaying treatment can reduce your possible treatment options.

If you have been experiencing symptoms or have already been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, ask your doctor for a referral to Summa Cardiovascular Institute’s Atrial Fibrillation Program at Summa Akron City Hospital.

If you do not have a doctor, call (800) 237-8662 and request an appointment with a Summa physician.