Stroke Facts - Information from Judy's Run For Stroke Awareness ... Statistics From National Stroke Association
September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) is an irregular heartbeat and a common type of heart arrhythmia. Why is AFIB important? It’s a major risk factor for stroke and is responsible for 15 to 20 percent of ischemic strokes. Each year, more women die from stroke than men do, and women who have Afib have a more pronounced risk for stroke than men do.