Atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

September 2017
Resource type

Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heartbeat. It means that your heart may not be pumping as well as it should be. As a result, blood clots are more likely to form in your heart, increasing your risk of having a stroke. This guide explains what atrial fibrillation is and how it is treated. It also provides sources of support and further information.

Document date

Next review due
April 2019