Making the Afib-Stroke Connection
It can be difficult to receive an atrial fibrillation (Afib) diagnosis. People with Afib are often overwhelmed by the condition and how it may impact them, as well as their family and friends. Many people with Afib are unaware of the five-times greater risk of stroke as a result of having Afib.
To help raise awareness about the association between Afib and the increased risk of stroke, National Stroke Association has developed a new initiative, the Afib-Stroke Connection. The initiative aims to provide educational resources to people with Afib, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
The Afib-Stroke Connection currently provides tools to primary care physicians and their staff to help begin—or continue—discussion about Afib-related stroke between people with Afib and those who provide support and/or healthcare. Read more about how the tools can be used by healthcare professionals.
» Fact: About 15 percent of all people who have strokes also have atrial fibrillation.
» Visit www.teamafib.com to test your knowledge with Afib Insight™, an interactive explanation of Afib and how it relates to stroke.