What Are Complications from Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation itself is not a life-threatening disease. It is the complications caused by it that lead to irreversible tragedies. As AFib develops, it brings other serious diseases.

The formation of blood clots is usually the first stage of complications. Once blood clots are formed, you are confronting the risk of pulmonary embolism and stroke. If your pulmonary artery gets blocked by a blood clot, then pulmonary embolism occurs on you. If a blood clot gets clogged in your brain, then you have a stroke. Strokes are not deadly, but it may leave you paralyzed for the rest of your life. The most serious complication is congestive heart failure. It’s another heart-related disease due to the gradual collapse of the heart. The patient will die when his heart totally fails.

Facing so many potential complications, an AFib patient should take early treatment to avoid being dragged into a much terrible situation.

 

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