The Bristol Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance, with support of leading advocacy organizations, launched the No Time to Wait campaign to raise awareness of symptoms of atrial fibrillation (AFib) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT)/pulmonary embolism (PE). Seeking medical attention early may help reduce the chance of AFib leading to, or DVT/PE becoming, something more serious. AFib, the most common irregular heartbeat, increases the risk for stroke by approximately five times.2 DVT is a condition where the blood forms clots, which could travel to your lungs and lead to a PE — and be deadly.3,4,5 To learn more about AFib and DVT/PE, including the associated symptoms and how to prepare for a healthcare appointment, visit www.NoTimetoWait.com. Visit the following resources for more information: Heart Rhythm Society, Association of Black Cardiologists, StopAfib.org, Anticoagulation Forum, National Blood Clot Alliance, International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis: World Thrombosis Day Campaign, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, Mended Hearts, WomenHeart, North American Thrombosis Forum, Atrial Fibrillation Association, Arrythmia Alliance and Pulmonary Embolism Response Team Consortium.Read Full Release
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