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.
New Executive Director Hired
Jody L Levitt has been hired as the executive director of Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures (STARS-US) and Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA-US) in response to the growing need for patient advocacy and information sharing to help avoid and detect potential life threatening circumstances due to a heart arrhythmia before, a time of crisis. Jody says, “Heart arrhythmia issues touch everyone’s family at some point. Our goal is to make arrhythmia a household word in the US, like cancer or alzheimer’s by the year 2020. Cardiac arrhythmias affect more than 5 million people nationwide, and result in more than 1.2 million hospitalizations and 400,000 deaths each year in the U.S. Education can decrease the number of hospitalizations and deaths significantly.”
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
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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.