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FAQs Newly Diagnosed with A-Fib: heart attack?

 FAQs Newly Diagnosed: Prelude

Maze heart You are not alone - with outline 175 pix at 96 res4. “Is Atrial Fibrillation a prelude to a heart attack?”

In general, no, A-Fib is not like a heart attack.

A heart attack is a physical problem with your heart muscles or heart functions. For example, a blocked artery may result in what is called a “myocardial infarction” in which part of the heart tissue actually dies due to a lack of blood.

Conversely, A-Fib is primarily an electrical or rhythm problem, though it may be related to other heart problems like hypertension and Mitral Valve disease. For more about the physiology of A-Fib, see our Overview of Atrial Fibrillation.

However, A-Fib untreated over a long period of time could eventually stretch and weaken your heart, and possibly lead to heart malfunction and a heart attack.

Last updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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