MEDIA CENTER

Welcome to the Media Center for the Atrial Fibrillation Association. Here you will find all our latest news releases and information for the press.

Recent News releases:

May 2011

AFA backs call for action on Atrial Fibrillation

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February 2011

Nottingham Woman Skates ICE Marathon to Raise Funds for AFA

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January 2011

Third of Atrial Fibrillation patients dissatisfied with treatment

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November 2010

Poor treatment of abnormal heart rhythm puts patients’ lives at risk -  AFA backs campaign call for urgent action to improve patients’ health and reduce costs to national health systems.

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The Atrial Fibrillation Association has received a grant of £2000 from the world's leading transport operator, First Group, to help fund its vital work for patients with Atrial Fibrillation.

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South West Regional Health Summit on Atrial Fibrillation
Translating national health policy into local implementation priorities

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October 2010

AFA to hold workshop in Parliament to help develop Patient Charter for Atrial Fibrillation October 2010

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New report shows better management of AF in Wales could save NHS Wales millions of pounds every year

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September 2010

News Release: AFA Welcomes New Guidelines from ESC for AF

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News Release: Atrial Fibrillation Association helps launch 1 Mission 1 Million Initiative

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August 2010

News Release: Atrial Fibrillation Association welcomes Final NICE Guidance for Dronedarone

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June 2010

News Release: June 2010 Failure to treat Atrial Fibrillation (AF) costs the NHS millions of pounds every year.

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News Release: June 2010 New report shows better management of AF could save NHS millions of pounds every year

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March 2010

News Release: AFA welcomes the decision by NICE to recommend approval of dronedarone as a second line treatment option for Atrial Fibrillation patients, reversing its previous draft guidance published in December 2009.

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January 2010

News Release: Patients and MPs Call on NICE to review  their decision to Fund Vital Heart Rhythm Drug

A heart charity is calling on MPs and patients to protest against a decision to refuse funding for a new drug that could improve the lives of thousands of people with Atrial Fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder.

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December 2009

News Release: Heart Charity Backs Report Into Atrial Fibrillation Crisis:

The UK’s charity that helps people with Atrial Fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder, has endorsed a new report highlighting a crisis in preventable strokes. The Atrial Fibrillation Association welcomes the report , “How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis?” that was launched this week in the European Parliament by Action for Stroke Prevention, a group of health experts from across Europe.The report calls for urgent coordinated action to avoid an epidemic of preventable strokes that leave many atrial fibrillation (AF) patients mentally and physically disabled or dead, every year.

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