AFA Aims

Atrial Fibrillation Association - United States of America (AFA-US) is a non-profit organization which focuses on raising awareness of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) by providing information and support materials for patients and medical professionals involved in detecting, diagnosing and managing Atrial Fibrillation.

AFA-US works closely with medical professionals, The American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), patient advocacy groups and allied professionals.

All publications and literature published by AFA-US have been approved by an AF medical panel and endorsed by ACC. The Fact sheets currently available include titles on: Atrial Fibrillation, Blood Thinning and AF, Beta-Blockers, Cardioversion, Warfarin and Diet and Warfarin and Other Medication.

AFA-US is fortunate to have Dr Peter Spector, MD, Dr Hugh Calkins, MD, Dr Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD PhD and Dr. Andrea Natale, MD as Medical Advisory Members. Professor A. John Camm is President and Co-Founder; Mrs Trudie Lobban, MBE is Co-Founder and Director and Mrs Joanne Jerrome is Assistant Director. Lisa Cartin is the Information and Development Officer and Francesca Lobban is the Project Manager.

Quite simply,

“AF is the most common cardiac rhythm problem and causes considerable misery for many people. The AFA will help patients to understand and get access to established and new or innovative treatments for AF.”

Professor Richard Schilling - Consultant Cardiologist and Trustee AFA International

Therefore, 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