Her Heart Matters: What Women Need to Know about Afib and Stroke
Women and Atrial Fibrillation: What Women Need to Know
Women and Atrial Fibrillation: What You Need to Know (video)
Please click the links above to find important information and tips about living well with atrial fibrillation and help 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 issue interesting, informative, 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