Let's take a look at the risks that may leave you exposed.
The Mayo Clinic describes the risk factors as follow:
The older you are, the greater your risk of developing atrial fibrillation.
Heart valve problems, congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, or a history of heart attack or heart surgery.
*High blood pressure
Having high blood pressure, especially if it's not well-controlled with lifestyle changes along with proper medications
*Other chronic conditions
These may include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, chronic kidney disease or lung disease.
Drinking alcohol can trigger an episode of a fib. Binge drinking may put you at an even higher risk. Heavy drinking is another causative agent.
People who are obese are at higher risk.
An increased risk is present in some families. (This is not good news for the daughter who is writing this down for her dad!)
Which of these do you think apply to your situation?