AF Association News & Events


Incident Atrial Fibrillation: Direct Oral Anticoagulants vs Warfarin

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are associated with a lower risk for stroke and death compared with warfarin in patients with incident atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association

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Heart Monitor Paired With Smartphone Detects Irregular Heartbeat

“We're very concerned she may have an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation,” said Dr. Matthew Zipse, cardiac electrophysiologist at UCH.

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Atrial Fibrillation: Know the facts

CARDIAC experts at the Trust have today been promoting awareness about one of the fastest growing conditions they currently see.

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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

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As part of AF Association Global AF Aware Week (20-26 November 2017), AF Association will be undertaking pulse checks of the general public at Birmingham New Street station on Friday 24 November.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Free Pulse Checks for Londoners during Global AF Awareness Week

More than 150,0000 Londoners have the most common type of irregular heartbeat, which is called Atrial Fibrillation or AF, and are at higher risk of a stroke. Not everyone with AF has symptoms and a simple pulse rhythm check could save their life.

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NELFT and North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee have won an award

NELFT and North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee have been announced as one of the ‘AF Association Healthcare Pioneers 2018 – Showcasing Best Practice in AF’ winners.

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