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Prevent the person from becoming a patient

We need to focus on preventing atrial fibrillation (AF) as well as detecting it with a simple pulse check to protect against AF-related stroke.

AF is the most common type of arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder) and is associated with an increased risk of stroke. Without anti-coagulation therapy, a person with AF may be five times more likely to have an ischaemic stroke than someone without AF.

AF-related strokes are more likely to be fatal and disabling than strokes related to other causes. Therefore, the AF Association has long advocated the need to detect AF with a simple manual pulse check to protect against AF-related stroke with anti-coagulation (not aspirin).

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