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Welcome to AF Association®

Working to provide information, support and access to established, new or innovative treatments for Atrial Fibrillation (AF).

 

Spring Newsletter now available! 

The AF Association spring newsletter is now available for you to download and print.  Click here to view.

To ensure you receive a printed copy of the next issue please consider becoming a Friend of AF Association.

 

One year on

Why are patients still having unnecessary AF-related strokes?

In 2014 The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
issued a clinical guideline on the management of atrial fibrillation
(AF), which included recommendations on the use of optimal
anticoagulation for prevention of AF-related stroke.
This report looks at data one year on to consider what has changed.

View the report here

 

Survey - How was your atrial fibrillation was diagnosed?

Atrial Fibrillation Association are asking for your assistance. Please take part in completing a brief survey about how your atrial fibrillation (or flutter) was diagnosed?

Click here to complete the survey.

 

AF Association Patients Day - Book now

Sunday 9 October 2016
International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham UK

To register for AF Association Patients Day please download and print the registration form below and post it to AF Association, PO Box 6219, Shipston-on-Stour, CV37 1NL OR complete the fillable form and email it back to Rachel Harris - r.harris@heartrhythmalliance.org


AF Association Patients Day Registration Form 

 

Barts Health NHS Trust - Quality of life questionnaire

Do you have or care for someone with Atrial Fibrillation (AF)? 

Barts Health NHS Trust are looking for patients or healthy volunteers to complete either one or both of the following:

  • Complete a quality of life questionnaire.
  • Participate in a short interview (approximately 15 minutes).

If you would like further information about the study, please contact:
Sarah Horan, EP Cardiac Research Nurse
Please call: 0203 765 8635 or Email: Sarah.Horan@bartshealth.nhs.uk 

 

REStART- REducing Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation through Risk factor managemenT

Researches at King's College London are looking for atrial fibrillation patients to provide their feedback on a study they would like to carry out.

This study aims to evaluate a nurse-led programme of risk factor management in people with AF who are overweight or obese. Those with AF will be consented in out-patients clinics and a goal-oriented programme based on their specific risk factors developed. The programme aims to reduce the particular modifiable risk factors using a multi-disciplinary team as appropriate. The nurse will provide education and advice to each participant on medication, diet and physical activity and organise regular telephone and face-to-face visits.

To find out more information about the study and the feedback questions, please click here.

In Pursuit of Excellence in the Prevention of AF-Related Stroke

In January 2016, AF Association release the In Pursuit of Excellence in the Prevention of AF-Related Stroke Report.  The report captures insights and discussion from a multi-stakeholder group, generated as part of a roundtable meeting and through follow-up with experts, to assess the current situation for the management of AF patients in England, including challenges to optimal care, best practice examples and practical solutions.

To view and download the report click here.

 

A Guide for Patients Prescribed Oral Anticoagulant Therapy

 

If you would like to learn about the importance of anticoagulation therapy for people diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) then this booklet is for you.

To view and download the booklet please click here.

 

 

Become a Friend of AF Association

As a registered charity, AF Association relies solely on supporters in order to continue providing valuable helpline services, information and educational activities.  Please consider becoming a Friend to help us to continue to help you.

Click here for more information.

 

Participate in AF research

Researchers at King’s College London are looking to recruit participants with persistent AF who are due to undergo cardioversion, catheter ablation or AV node ablation with a pacemaker. If you would like to take part, or for more information, click here.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 


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