Many of us experience different symptoms of arrhythmia – it can feel like the heart is fluttering, vibrating or jumping, or as if it is skipping beats.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common long-lasting arrhythmia. The causes and symptoms of it can vary greatly. Atrial fibrillation is associated with the risk of serious complications, of which the most severe one is a stroke.
In a stroke, a blocked cerebral artery causes the brain tissue to be deprived of blood and oxygen. As a result, some of the brain tissue becomes necrotic, and a stroke occurs.