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Bienvenido a la AFA

Bienvenido a la AF Association, (Asociación de Fibrilación Auricular, AFA), una organización internacional que ofrece información, asistencia y acceso a tratamientos consolidados, nuevos o innovadores para la Fibrilación auricular (FA).

La fibrilación auricular (FA) es el tipo de arritmia cardíaca más común con la que se encuentran los médicos. Se produce cuando se desarrolla una actividad eléctrica desorganizada en las cámaras superiores del corazón (las aurículas). Como resultado, las aurículas no laten a un ritmo regular y organizado, el pulso es irregular y, por lo tanto, el bombeo del corazón es menos eficaz.

Los objetivos de la AFA son:

1. Proporcionar asistencia e información sobre la fibrilación auricular a las personas que padecen esta afección
2. Fomentar la formación de los profesionales de la medicina y del público en general sobre el tema de la fibrilación auricular
3. Promover la investigación sobre el tratamiento de la fibrilación auricular

El éxito y el crecimiento de la AFA en el Reino Unido han impulsado e inspirado la concienciación y el desarrollo a nivel internacional. Pensando en ello, se ha fundado la AFA Internacional, con el objetivo general de garantizar que cualquier persona que presente síntomas de FA reciba un diagnóstico correcto, un tratamiento adecuado, una asistencia bien fundamentada y la derivación a un profesional médico apropiado.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

At least 40% of AF patients at high risk of stroke may not be receiving effective anticoagulation therapy to reduce their risk of stroke, suggests new European report:

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.

The interactive report can be accessed here.

The European Atlas features a country profile on Spain. There are 1,026,000 people living with AF in Spain, of which 10% are thought to be undetected. One in five strokes is due to AF. There have been several important studies, such as the CONOCES study led by the Spanish Society of Cardiology, which have provided interesting information about the prevention of AF-related stroke. Data from studies vary however, suggesting for example that between 52-84% of AF patients receive effective anticoagulation therapy, and approximately 41% of AF patients at high risk of stroke receive anticoagulation therapy as recommended by clinical guidelines.


 

Download Global Patient Charter

AF-related stroke in Europe: a preventable problem

How can we avoid a stroke crisis in Europe: Updated EU Report

 

The AFA was solely responsible for the development of the websites. Boehringer Ingelheim provided an independent education grant for this initiatitive. BI had no influence over its content.