Welcome to AFA
Welcome to Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA), 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.
AFA 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 Atrial Fibrillation
3. To promote research into the management of Atrial Fibrillation
The success and growth of AFA-UK has prompted and inspired international development and awareness. With this in mind AFA-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.
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.