Atrial Fibrillation

Definition:

A patient with atrial fibrillation suffers from irregular heart beats. These could ultimately lead to heart failure or stroke.

Prevention:

Maintaining low blood pressure is one of the best ways to prevent atrial fibrillation.

Links to authorities:

State Public Health Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs

Vaccinations:

Heart disease can make it more difficult to fight off certain diseases, or make it more likely to have serious complications.  Some vaccine-preventable diseases (like the flu) can increase the risk of further heart disease.

Influenza (yearly) and pneumococcal