Millions have heart rhythm disorder that increases risk of stroke five-fold

About 2.7 million people in the U.S. are affected by atrial fibrillation.

La PORTE — About 2.7 million people in the U.S. – the same amount of people in the entire city of Chicago – are affected by atrial fibrillation (AFib) – a heart rhythm disorder that increases the risk of stroke five-fold, and causes other life-threatening conditions.

Professionals with the Arrhythmia Center of La Porte Hospital are taking advantage of Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month in September to remind the community to look for warning signs and stay current on their annual exams. 

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