Documents connected to "Stroke"

September 12, 2016

Celebrating a Year Without a Stroke: Tips for you to simply talk with your atrial fibrillation patients about stroke prevention

The risk of stroke from atrial fibrillation (AFib) is real, and can quickly change a patient's life. As you know, the scientific evidence confirms that oral anticoagulation is highly effective at reducing stroke risk. Yet, elderly patients are too often under-anticoagulted, owing in part to their lack of understanding about stroke risk and the value of anticoagulation. This tip sheet offers talking points to help health care professionals help their patients to better understand why anticoagulation is critical and how adherence will allow them to celebate more years without a stroke.
January 1, 2015

Atrial Fibrillation Survey Report–Insights and Analysis

A survey of more than 500 adults with atrial fibrillation age 65 and over, explored first diagnosis, referrals, their treatment decision process, anticoagulant use, medication switching, bleeding complications, and more.
December 1, 2014

Living with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia.  An estimated five million Americans are currently living with AFib. People with AFib have a higher risk of stroke, heart failure, dementia, other heart-related complications, and even death. Read this brochure to find out more about this condition.
June 9, 2014

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: A pocket guide to current guidelines and recommendations

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) affects around 5% of patients age 65 and older and 10% of patients age 80 or older.  AFib…
February 1, 2013

The Silver Book: Atrial Fibrillation Fact Sheet

Atrial fibrillation impacts between 2.7 and 6.1 million adults and can lead to stroke, heart failure, dementia, disability, and death.
August 1, 2011

The Facts About AFib

The most common type of arrhythmia—or abnormal heart rhythm—atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a disorder of the heart’s electrical system that…