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Välkommen till AFA

Välkommen till Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA), en internationell organisation som erbjuder information om och stöd och tillgång till etablerade, nya och innovativa behandlingar för förmaksflimmer.
Förmaksflimmer är den vanligaste störningen av hjärtats rytm (arytmi). Det uppstår när det förekommer kaotisk elektrisk aktivitet i hjärtats övre kamrar (förmaken) vilket gör att de inte längre slår med en regelbunden, kontrollerad rytm. Pulsen blir oregelbunden vilket gör att hjärtat inte fungerar lika effektivt.

AFA:s mål är att:

1. Erbjuda support och information till personer med förmaksflimmer

2. Öka kunskapen om förmaksflimmer inom vården och bland patienter

3. Främja forskning om förmaksflimmer

AFA-UK:s framgång och tillväxt har inspirerat oss till att utöka vår verksamhet internationellt. Vi har därför bildat AFA-International med målet att alla som uppvisar symptom på förmaksflimmer får rätt diagnos, behandling, support och kontakt med rätt person inom vården.

 

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

The Arrhythmia Alliance Sweden is delighted to announce the launch of 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. Dr Thomas Fåhraeus, Chairman of Arrhythmia Alliance, Sweden, was a key contributor to the report.
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 Atlas features a country profile on Sweden, which reveals that up to 30% of cases of AF in Sweden may be undetected. It is thought that up to 300,000 people have AF �' of 4% of Swedish adults. Sweden has very good data on AF and AF-related stroke compared to other countries, and it is one of the only European countries to have a national registry dedicated to AF (Auricula). One area for improvement is in the prescription of anticoagulation therapy however: up to half of AF patients at high risk of stroke are thought not to receive effective anticoagulation therapy to help reduce their risk of AF-related stroke, despite European and national guideline recommendations.


 

 

 

 

 

Risk Stroke - The Swedish Stroke Risk Calculator

 

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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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AF-related stroke is an avoidable burden