How Much Atrial Fibrillation Is Required for a Stroke?

Having atrial fibrillation doesn’t mean that you must have a stroke as it develops. Actually, even doctors don’t fully know that how much AFib is required for a stroke. What they do know is that if you have AFib that requires an electrical shock (cardioversion) to the heart, to make the heart beat normal again, then your risk of having a stroke is higher immediately afterward and for the next 2-4 weeks.

 

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