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#AFMission highlight: Spanish project educates the patient to empower them to make others #afib aware

highlight: Spanish project educates the patient to empower them to make others aware

Ischaemic #stroke, accounts for 92% of strokes experienced by #atrialfibrillation #AFib patients

Ischaemic accounts for of strokes experienced by patients

For tips, see our article, "Choosing the Right Doctor: 7 Questions You've Got to Ask (And What Their Answers Mean)".#afib

For tips, see our article, "Choosing the Right Doctor: 7 Questions You've Got to Ask (And What Their Answers Mean)".

1 Mission 1 Million - A global mission to prevent atrial fibrillation-related stroke, supported by leading #Afib experts and patient and medical groups #afib

1 Mission 1 Million - A global mission to prevent atrial fibrillation-related stroke, supported by leading experts and patient and medical groups

2006 #AtrialFibrillation is an extremely costly public #health problem. Treating #AFib costs the US $6.65 billion and Europe over €6.2 billion per year

2006 #AtrialFibrillation is an extremely costly public #health problem. Treating #AFib costs the US $6.65 billion and Europe over €6.2 billion per year

#Stroke prevention is the main treatment objective in Atrial Fibrillation, but 49% of eligible patients do not receive treatment. #AFib

prevention is the main treatment objective in Atrial Fibrillation, but of eligible patients do not receive treatment.

Stroke prevention

Prevention of ischaemic is widely recognised as the primary reason to treat patients with anticoagulants

It’s estimated that 5.1 million people in the US and 4.5 million people in Europe have #atrialfibrillation #AFib

It’s estimated that million people in the US and million people in Europe have

Every now and then a patient will come in complaining of mysterious pains, and sometimes numbness, that seem to be unrelated to exercise, injury, medications (blood pressure, cholesterol), or prolonged cramped sleep positions, etc.  I tell these patients who have these … Continue reading →

Nerve Pain Could Be a Food Allergy -

Over time can change the shape and size of the heart, altering its structure and electrical system

Treating #atrialfibrillation #AFib costs over €6.2 billion every year in Europe.

Treating costs over billion every year in Europe.

#atrialfibrillation #AFib increases the risk of #stroke five-fold

increases the risk of five-fold

The management of #AFib has two broad objectives - to prevent life-threatening complications (e.g. #stroke) and to relieve the symptoms of the irregular heart beat

The management of has two broad objectives - to prevent life-threatening complications (e. and to relieve the symptoms of the irregular heart beat

#atrialfibrillation also known as #AFib is the most common sustained heart rhythm condition - it affects up to 2% of the population

also known as is the most common sustained heart rhythm condition - it affects up to of the population

2004 Framingham Investigators estimate that lifetime risk for developing #AFib is 1 in 4 after age 40 years

2004 Framingham Investigators estimate that lifetime risk for developing is 1 in 4 after age 40 years

How common are #Afib related #strokes? Find out the answer in our short #HealthyHeart2015 video

How common are related Find out the answer in our short video

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