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Velkommen til AFA

Velkommen til Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA), som er en international organisation, der giver information, støtte og adgang til anerkendte, nye eller innovative behandlinger for atrieflimren (AF).
Atrieflimren (AF) er den hyppigste hjerterytmeforstyrrelse (arytmi), der findes. Den opstår, når en kaotisk elektrisk aktivitet udvikler sig i hjertets forkamre. Som følge slår forkamrene ikke længere i en regelmæssig rytme. Pulsen bliver uregelmæssig, og hjertet pumper mindre effektivt. 

AFA har til formål:

1. At skaffe støtte og information om atrieflimren til de mennesker, der er berørt af denne sygdom
2. At fremme uddannelsen af læger, sygeplejersker og offentligheden i atrieflimren
3. At fremme forskning indenfor atrieflimren

Succesen og væksten af AFA-UK har fremmet og inspireret en international udvikling og bevågenhed. På denne baggrund blev AFA-international grundlagt med det formål at sikre, at alle med symptomer på atrieflimren får stillet den korrekte diagnose, får den rigtige behandling, god information og kontakt til en erfaren læge.

AF Aware Week 21-27 November 2016

The aims of AF Aware Week are simple: 

To support AF Aware Week give information to your friends and family, or display and share information about AF in your local centres, which provide support and information.

 

 

AF Aware Week resources are available for download here.

 

Click here to sign our AF Screening Pledge

 

Take Action Now: Unterstützung der Prävention VF-bedingter Schlaganfälle

New European atlas on the prevention of AF-related stroke launched:

The AF Association Denmark is delighted to announce the launch of the Route Map and European Atlas on the prevention of AF-related stroke - 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. Associate Professor Axel Brandes, MD, FESC, from the Department of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital, and President of Atrial Fibrillation Association Denmark, was a key contributor to the report.

The interactive report can be accessed here.

One in four strokes are due to AF in Denmark. Denmark fares quite well compared to other countries in terms of the rate of anticoagulation use in primary care ��' although 25% of AF patients still do not receive the correct treatment in accordance with their stroke risk. The successful collaboration between neurologists and cardiologists from Odense is featured in the report as an example of good practice to be emulated in different countries.

 

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Risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke in rheumatoid arthritis: Danish nationwide cohort study

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e1257 (Published 8 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1257

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Major report on AF launched by AFA

A major source of information for patients and healthcare professionals on all aspects of AF, including urgent actions needed now to prevent untreated AF from causing a stroke epidemic.

Read the AF Report

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