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.
Your Help is Requested
Arrhythmia Alliance™ (sister organization to AFA) is asking for your assistance to determine the value to patients and caregivers of the use of mobile health care products and the various applications that these products can provide. With just 17 questions, it is expected to take between 5 - 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is greatly appreciated.
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We invite you to complete the information at the end of the survey and join our regular email updates. Also, please check out the links to our websites and those of our sister organizations. Thank you for your participation.
Podría Salvar Tu Vida (You Could Save Your Life)
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.
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.
Quiz: What You Need to Know About Blood Thinners
Click here to see what you know (or may not know) about blood thiners. Courtesy of WebMD
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.
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, email@example.com
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.