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What is atrial fibrillation?

 

Last updated 9/8/2021 at 5:13pm

FALLBROOK – The human heart beats 60 to 100 times per minute on average, which equates to between 86,400 and 144,000 beats per day. Over the course of a lifetime, an individual's heart may beat more than two billion times.

A fully functional heart is like a well-oiled machine. However, various conditions can affect the heart and its ability to function at peak capacity. Individuals with an irregular heartbeat, also known as arrhythmia, may experience a common condition known as atrial fibrillation. To understand what atrial fibrillation, often referred to as "Afib," entails, it helps to l...



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