AF Association News & Events
Biosense Webster launches report - The Burden of Atrial Fibrillation: Understanding the Impact of the New Millennium Epidemic Across Europe
New report released during AF Association Global AF Aware Week highlights AF as one of the world’s most significant health issues
Checking your pulse can give early warning of stroke risk
6.1 million Americans at risk of deadly stroke due to an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation
Importance of knowing your pulse rhythm
A KNOW Your Pulse event was held at Farnham Hospital on November 22 to raise awareness of undiagnosed irregular heart rhythm.
How our CCG identified 500 people with new atrial fibrillation
Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) saw an opportunity to identify people over the age of 65 with new atrial fibrillation (AF). The CCG was announced as one of the AF Association Healthcare Pioneers 2018 – Showcasing Best Practice in AF winners for its project.
The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium
The 46th European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium, held in Heidelberg in October, heard how pharmacists have proved their worth when it comes to controlling hypertension and detecting atrial fibrillation, as well as concerns about trial results that aren’t published and the role of predatory publishers
How a potential killer can be pinpointed by a simple heart check
Ever had the sensation of butterflies in your chest, rather than your stomach? Of course, it might have been a simple case of nerves or jitters (or even love!), but a fluttery heartbeat can also be a sign of a common condition called atrial fibrillation (AF).
60,000 in capital unaware of stroke risk
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has urged Londoners to have a simple pulse rhythm check to identify the most common cause of irregular heartbeat Atrial Fibrillation (AF) that can cause a stroke with 60,000 estimated to be undiagnosed in the capital.
Identify patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Thousands of people with Atrial Fibrillation are not being diagnosed because doctors are pushed for time and are not carrying out simple pulse checks, says Professor Camm, professor of clinical cardiology based at St George’s, University of London, and an international renowned expert in atrial fibrillation. He is also President of Arrhythmia Alliance and a Trustee of AF Association.