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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.

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Meet our Faces of Stroke Ambassadors

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Jason, 32, has Afib.

Pat, 62, is a two-time stroke survivor with Afib.

Karen, 54, was a caregiver to her husband, a stroke survivor with Afib.


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Making the Afib-Stroke Connection is a patient-friendly brochure that covers basic Afib and stroke definitions, treatment options, tips for managing anxiety and what family and friends should know about Afib and stroke.



Afib-Stroke Connection tracking card

Monitor your risk with this easy to use tracking card.


Stroke Risk Scorecard

National Stroke Association developed an easy-to-use tool called a Stroke Risk Scorecard that provides an idea of a person's stroke risk. Once the scorecard is completed, discuss the results with a doctor, who will help assess the risk factors and help manage and/or treat any controllable risk factors.



View this resourceAmerican College of Cardiology CardioSmart—Atrial Fibrillation

View this resourceAmerican College of Physicians Initiative on Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention

View this resourceAmerican Heart Association—Atrial Fibrillation

View this resourceCleveland Clinic—What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

View this resourceHeart Rhythm Society—Atrial Fibrillation

View this resourceMayo Clinic—Atrial Fibrillation

View this resourceNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke—Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Information

View this resourceNational Stroke Association—Atrial Fibrillation

View this resourceStopAfib.org: Atrial Fibrillation—For Patients by Patients.

View this resourceThe Internet Stroke Center—Stroke Information for Patients & Families

View this resourceUniversity of California San Diego—Discharge Instructions for Atrial Fibrillation

View this resourceWebinar series from WomenHeart and National Stroke Association—Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke: Continuum of Care


View this resourceLearn what patients age 65 and older had to say about their experiences with the diagnosis and treatment of Afib.


Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer Inc. Partnership.

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