Atrial Fibrillation Screening by Life Line Screening
Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is an irregular heartbeat that can cause a stroke. A stroke results from the disruption of adequate blood flow to the brain. AFib is the most common type of heart arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat) and can cause a clot that travels to the brain where it results in stroke.
You will be asked to lie on the examination table while a member of our trained staff applies electrodes above your wrists and ankles.
Watch Our AFib Screening Video
Watch our atrial fibrillation screening video to learn more on how we conduct our screenings.
What you can learn
At Life Line Screening we screen for atrial fibrillation using ECG electrodes. This ECG is a screening to identify the presence or absence of an atrial fibrillation at the time of the screening.
The atrial fibrillation screening is painless and simple. You will be asked to roll up your sleeves and roll down your socks.
Who should have atrial fibrillation screening?
Anybody who has risk factors for stroke, atrial fibrillation, or carotid artery disease should have this screening.
How often should you get screened for AFib?
This is a personal decision based on your risk factors and previous screening results. Getting screened for atrial fibrillation plus carotid artery disease provides you with a more complete assessment of your stroke risk.
How to prepare
When you go to have an atrial fibrillation screening, remember:
- Wear a shirt that is open at the collar and short-sleeved.
- Do not wear a turtleneck.
Read customer reviews and see video stories about the benefits of Atrial Fibrillation screenings, or read QWERTY Mum's and Super Amazing Mum'sLife Line Screening reviews on their blogs.
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