Sep 08

September is AFIB Awareness Month

By MD for Seniors

This month, the American Heart Association wants to spread awareness of Atrial Fibrillation. This condition is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to poor cognitive performance and stroke. It’s vital that your at-risk friends and loved ones in assisted living facilities are aware of this condition and the ways to prevent and manage it.

Risk Factors
The Mayo Clinic listed several risk factors on its website, and age makes the No. 1 spot because the elderly are more likely to have other heart conditions. High blood pressure and heart disease are among the leading factors that contribute to an individual’s …read more

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