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Introduction to the Healthcare Professional Resource Center

Despite evidence-based guidelines for managing Afib and estimates that two-thirds of Afib-related strokes can be avoided, serious gaps continue to exist between clinical knowledge and practice, leaving patients at risk for disabling strokes.

Stroke in patients with Afib has worse outcomes than non–Afib-related stroke, including higher mortality, stroke recurrence and greater functional impairment and dependency. Although existing guidelines define effective therapeutic strategies for managing AF to reduce stroke risk, these strategies are frequently underused or inappropriately understood. Both physician and patient knowledge and attitudes play an important role in the success of current strategies to manage Afib to prevent stroke.

Graph of Afib Statistics by Gender
 
Graph of Population at Risk AF Prevalence by Ethnicity
 

The Afib-Stroke Connection Resource Center supports the informational and educational needs of healthcare professionals.

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National Stroke Association

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