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Welcome to AF-Association

Welcome to Atrial Fibrillation Association (AF-A), an international organisation which provides information, support and access to established, new or innovative treatments for Atrial Fibrillation (AF).
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia) encountered by doctors. It occurs when chaotic electrical activity develops in the upper chambers of the heart (the atria). As a result, the atria no longer beat in an organised, regular rhythm, the pulse is irregular and as a result, the pumping of the heart is less efficient.

The AF-Association aims to:

1. To provide support and information on atrial fibrillation to those affected by this condition
2. To advance the education of the medical profession and the general public on the subject of AF
3. To promote research into the management of AF
The success and growth of AF-Association UK has prompted and inspired international development and awareness. With this in mind AF-Association International has been established, with the overall aim of ensuring that anyone presenting symptoms of AF receives the correct diagnosis, the appropriate treatment, informed support and sign posting to an appropriate medical professional


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AF Association has launched an online petition which calls for an early review of the UK National Screening Committee’s (NSC) policy on screening for AF in the over 65s. Please sign our petition and together we can make a difference and help to prevent suffering. Read more.


European Atlas of the Prevention of AF-Related Stroke launched


27 November 2014


The Route Map and European Atlas on the prevention of AF-related stroke is a new, comprehensive report which shows what different countries in Europe are doing to improve the prevention of AF-related stroke. The report presents key data documenting the burden posed by AF-related strokes in different countries, highlights key issues and challenges in implementing best practice and provides examples of successful initiatives that have made a difference to patients.

Please click here to download the full interactive report.

Lancement d’un nouvel atlas européen sur la prévention des AVC liés à la fibrillation auriculaire: Un nouveau rapport intéractif, The Route Map on the Prevention of AF-Related Stroke, est maintenant disponible sur le site du Arrhythmia Alliance : cliquez ici

Ce rapport innovant a pour objectif la sensibilisation des décideurs, mais aussi des professionnels de santé et du grand public,  au problème de santé publique important que représentent les accidents cérébrovasculaires (AVCs) liés à la fibrillation auriculaire. Le rapport présente les principales données épidémiologiques et cliniques sur ces AVCs pour 27 pays européens, met en relief les défis posés par leur prise en charge et le parcours de soins des patients et contient divers exemples de bonne pratique.