A-fib

noun \ ˈā-ˈfib \
variants: or less commonly AFib or Afib

Definition of A-fib

Origin and Etymology of a-fib

by shortening


Medical Dictionary

A-fib

noun \ ˈā-ˈfib \
variants: also AFib or Afib

medical Definition of A-fib

: atrial fibrillation
  • A-fib occurs when the top chambers of the heart, responsible for bringing blood back from the rest of the body, start to flutter.
  • Forbes13 July 2009
  • Individuals who walked two to three miles per hour … had a 32 percent lower risk of developing AFib, whereas those who walked more than three miles per hour (moderate pace) lowered their risk by 41 percent.
  • Food & Fitness AdvisorNov. 2008

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