Before Heart Surgery, Find Out if You Have Afib
You May Be Having One of These Types of Open-Heart Surgery
- Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
- Mitral valve replacement (MVR)
- Aortic valve replacement (AVR)
These surgeries are described as you scroll through the other pages on this tab.
Find Out If You Have Afib
Talk to your doctor about any symptoms you have, to find out if you have Afib. You should also know the risks of Afib:
- 5x increase in stroke risk2
- 5x increase in heart failure development3
Stages of Afib:
If you are diagnosed with Afib, have your doctor clarify the stage of Afib.
- Paroxysmal Afib: This early stage of Afib stops within 7 days, and often within a day. This is the earliest stage of Afib that your doctor can detect.
More advanced stages include the following:
- Persistent Afib: This type lasts beyond 7 days but not longer than 1 year.
- Long-Standing Persistent Afib: This lasts, without stopping, for more than 1 year.
If you are having heart surgery, surgical ablation at the same time might be right for you.