World Thrombosis Day Infographic - Atrial Fibrillation

Fact sheet

International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)

15 Apr 2019

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a common type of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat. Because the heart beats and contracts irregularly, blood flow may slow or pool and cause the formation of a clot. A blood clot that forms as a result of AFib is an example of arterial thromboembolism. If that clot breaks free, it can lodge in an artery, travel to the brain and result in a stroke. Download this infographic for an overview of AFib.


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