How Blood Clots Are Formed in Atrial Fibrillation?

A strong and healthy heart thumps regularly. But in AFib, the patient’s upper chambers of the heart beat fast and irregularly, causing a fluttering heart rate. Normally, the atria and ventricles work together perfectly and efficiently to make sure that the blood in the body can circulate fluently.

But a AFib patient’s upper chambers do not work well. His atria just refuse to cooperate with the ventricles. Thus the blood circulation is somewhat hindered.

In this case, blood can’t be moved into the ventricles effectively, so it pools in the heart. Gradually blood clots are formed because of the abnormality of the heart and they are spread to other parts of the patient’s body. When a clot gets clogged in the brain, the stroke occurs.

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