Atrial fibrillation affects approximately 10 million people in the US and Europe, and 33.5 million people worldwide. It is thought that only one-third of those with AF actually know they have it. Once you reach the age of 40, you have a 1 in 4 chance of developing AF. It affects women, men, athletes, even children, and it is the most common heart condition. It can impact anyone, in any social class, in any country, in any walk of life. By 2050, it is expected that as many as 15.9 million people in the United States alone will suffer from AF. I have observed firsthand how widespread this condition is and I want to do something to help stop its progression.
I have dedicated my life to sharing my extensive knowledge of atrial fibrillation with thousands of people just like you. I have a scientific understanding of AF since my career has been spent working with some of the top arrhythmia surgeons, cardiologists, and electrophysiologists in the world. In addition, I have personally battled AF for years. I can relate to the struggle it is living with atrial fibrillation. I have been in the emergency room with my heart racing at 180 beats per minute. I know how scary this can be, and I want to help you.
After my first episode of AF, I decided to begin sharing with others the ways I changed my own life. I used my expertise and knowledge to identify the areas of my life contributing to my AF. I reversed some bad habits, changed the way I ate, discussed my condition with leading medical and wellness professionals, made the necessary improvements and found I was having fewer bouts of AF.
I decided my knowledge is a gift and something I want to share, so I created AFstrokeRisk. Unlike any other source, I take a very holistic and complementary approach to the information I share.
For deeper insight about AF and useful strategies for overcoming the condition and reducing your risk of stroke, get a copy of my book, Mission Critical: Manage Your Atrial Fibrillation and Reduce Your Risk of Stroke today!