Information about strokes
A significant share of strokes are caused by atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots.
During atrial fibrillation, the heart beats irregularly instead of beating effectively to move blood into the ventricles. If a clot breaks off, enters the bloodstream and lodges in an artery leading to the brain, a stroke results.
Every sixth person is affected
People in Finland each year
Caused by atrial fibrillation