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AF Association Global AF Aware Week (AF-A GAFAW)

19-25 November 2018

Did you know...?

  • One in four people will develop AF; it affects in excess of 16 million worldwide.
  • AF can be detected cheaply and easily with a simple manual pulse check.
  • Every 15 seconds someone suffers an AF-related stroke, yet most can be prevented using appropriate anticoagulation therapy.

 

About AF-A GAFAW

Atrial Fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder).  It can affect adults of any age, but it is more common as people get older. In the over 65 year old age group, it affects about 10% of people.

For this reason, this year we are focusing on ‘Identifying the Undiagnosed Person with AF’ with our Detect, Protect, Correct & Perfect campaign. Therefore we are asking all of our supporters to spread the word, whether this is by simply sharing and displaying information, holding an AF Awareness activity, or fundraising and donating to the AF Association.

 

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