Welcome to Atrial Fibrillation Association - US
Atrial Fibrillation Association - United States of America (AFA-US) is a non-profit organization which provides information, support and access to established, new or innovative treatments for atrial fibrillation (AFib).
AFib is the most common heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia) affecting approximately 2.5 million people in the United States and over five million in Western Europe.
AF-Association was proud to support it's sister charity Arrhythmia Alliance in World Heart Rhythm Week from 2-8 June 2014.
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who supported the week and took part in Arrhythmia Alliance’s Thunderclap event. Our message reached more than one million people, helping support education around the importance of a simple pulse check in saving lives.
Share your experience
How were you diagnosed with AFib? What treatments have you received? How could services be improved for people with atrial fibrillation?
AFib explained in exclusive video series
We have worked with our friends at AntiCoagulation Europe (ACE) and world renowned AF expert, Professor John Camm, to produce these informative videos explaining what AFib is, the risks associated with it and how stroke risk could be reduced through effective treatment.
Half of Americans unaware of AFib
In a survey of over 1,400 Americans, one in two adults were unaware of the most common heart rhythm condition that increases stroke risk by 500%. Of those people who have Afib, less than half know about this stroke risk.
Hands Only CPR
Two steps to staying alive with... Hands Only CPR. Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don't be afraid. Your actions can only help.
Find out more.
Sign Against Stroke
Join us in an international effort to prevent serious or
devastating stroke by making AFib a healthcare priority; Sign Against Stroke.
Forum change - HealthUnlocked replaces AF Yahoo forum
Through recent and on-going issues with access to our Yahoo Forum, AF Association has made the difficult decision to replace Yahoo with a new forum – HealthUnlocked. AF Association HealthUnlocked is free to join and messages are published immediately on posting.
As a non-profit organization, we greatly rely on your donations to help us continue our work of raising awareness and providing information, support and access to established, new or innovative treatments for AFib. All donations are tax deductible, and easy to secure. Thank you so much for your support. For more information, please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org
AFA-US is affiliated to AFA International, a global charity based in the UK. Some materials on this site are shared with AFA-UK.
AFA-US is also affiliated to STARS-US, a US registered non-profit organization 501© (3) charity, committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and their families coping with Syncope conditions.