Atrial Fibrillation Screening
Atrial Fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat, and can affect the heart’s ability to pump blood. Afib increases the risk of stroke by 5 times.* Afib screening is performed by attaching EKG electrodes to wrists and ankles to detect an irregular heartbeat.
Who is this screening for?
Risk Factors for Afib
- High Blood pressure
- Coronary artery disease
- Overactive thyroid
- Heavy alcohol or caffeine consumption
- Sleep apnea
Afib Screening Details
About Atrial Fibrillation
Warning Signs of Afib
- Heart palpitations
- Lack of energy
- Chest discomfort
- Shortness of breath, even at rest
Can episodes of Afib come and go?Yes. When it becomes constant, you may need treatment.
Is it life-threatening?Afib itself is not usually life threatening, but it is a serious medical condition that your doctor will monitor
Why should I worry about Afib?Afib could lead to complications, such as blood clots forming in the heart. These clots could circulate to other organs and cause blocked blood flow.
1Peripheral Artery Disease affects men and women equally, but there is a higher incidence among Hispanics and African-Americans. 12-20% of people over age 60 have PAD.