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What Women Need to Know about Afib and Stroke Risk
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Please click the links below to find important information and tips about living well with atrial fibrillation and how you can prevent complications. The good news is there are  many treatments for Afib; treatment options are focused on helping to reset your heart’s rhythm and reduce the risk of stroke. It’s important to partner with your health care team so that treatment decisions align with your preferences and values – to  be successful, your treatment plan must fit your life.  Learning about Afib will also help you feel more in control and better equipped to cope. Many of the women I see are understandably anxious about this condition. They  tell me that they worry about passing out or knowing when they should go to the emergency room. As a clinician, my job is to help these women learn how to deal with episodes of Afib so they don’t get overly anxious, which makes it worse. It’s important for women to trust in their health care provider and openly share any concerns and fears. We hope that you find this information helpful and interesting, and above all, that it empowers you to take charge of your heart health! 

                                                        — A message from Annabelle Volgman MD,
     Medical Director, Rush Heart Center for Women 
     Professor of Medicine, Rush University 
     WomenHeart Scientific Advisory Committee 


Women & Atrial Fibrillation: What You Need to Know (brochure)

Her Heart Matters: What Women Need to Know about Afib and Stroke (magazette)

Webinar: Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk: What You Need to Know

Webinar: Taking Care of Afib: Your Risk for Stroke

Webinar: Post Stroke Recovery

Women and Atrial Fibrillation: What You Need to Know (video) 

That Flutter in Your Heart: Is It Love or Is It Afib?

Congressional Briefing on AFib/Stroke Risk in Hispanic Women

Para obtener información sobre la fibrilación auricular en español, por favor da click aquí

Briefing del Congreso sobre la fibrilación auricular y riesgo de accidente cerebrovascular en las mujeres hispanas

 

 

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