How to Assess Your Risk of Developing AFib?

With atrial fibrillation (AFib) becoming so much more prevalent among the aging population and visible with all the advertising seen on TV for the new anticoagulants, it’s natural to wonder if you or any of your loved ones (husband, wife, grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, etc) should be concerned.

The downside risks of having untreated AFib are great – stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.  You don’t have to wonder or worry to better understand your risk of developing AFib.  Some simple health risk assessments are published online by very credible organizations that can help you understand if you should be concerned.  Here are two that we know about that you can take online and share with your physician.  If you have any concerns about your health, don’t hesitate to speak with your physician immediately.

Everyday Health has a simple 10 question assessment available online to help you understand what risk you may have for AFib – Are You at Risk for Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke?

The Heart Rhythm Society assessment is just a bit longer with 11 questions, but most of them are very similar to the questions found in the Everyday Health assessment – AFib Risk Assessment.

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