Alliance Releases New Educational Films on Atrial Fibrillation
Published May 2, 2022
This Older Americans Month, the Alliance for Aging Research released new educational films on atrial fibrillation (AFib)—an irregular heart rhythm that becomes more common with age. Atrial fibrillation can be physically exhausting, scary, and disabling but with proper treatment, people diagnosed with the disease can manage their symptoms and live active and healthy lives.
These new films Living with Atrial Fibrillation and Preventing Atrial Fibrillation Related Strokes, are updated versions of films that were released in 2015 and that have garnered more than 500,000 views. They continue to underscore the importance of stroke prevention in patients of all ages, but have been updated to include the important medical advances that have been made in the last seven years in the treatment of AFib.
The films, along with 30-second and 60-second PSAs, are available at www.agingresearch.org/AFib. Other important resources on stroke prevention in AFib are available at www.YearWithoutAStroke.org, where patients and clinicians share their real stories about the importance of celebrating every year lived without a stroke.