Atrial Fibrillation Aware Week

23 – 29 November 2015

One in four people will develop AF; it affects an estimated 1.5 million across the UK and in excess of 16 million worldwide.

Every 15 seconds someone suffers an AF-related stroke. AF is the most powerful single risk factor for suffering a deadly or debilitating stroke.

AF can be detected cheaply and easily with simple manual pulse checks.

Treatment with an anticoagulant is vital to reducing the risk of stroke.

For AF Aware Week, make the detection and protection of AF a priority.

The core aims of AF Aware Week are to: detect, protect, and correct.

If you would like to ensure that this message is acted upon, please write to your MP.

For information about how you can take part in AF Aware Week 2015, please see link below:

http://arrhythmiaalliance.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/y/E1ADB2B8BC7B734C/D2E787870046AA1640EE66FE10287772

Further details at:

http://www.atrialfibrillation.org.uk/campaigns/afawareweek.html