APHRS AF Awareness Month (July 2016)

Jun 30 2016, Thursday

Dear Colleagues,

APHRS is launching the first public education campaign focusing on Atrial Fibrillation (AF) in July 2016. As you know AF can often be asymptomatic and yet can present for the first time with a severe disabling stroke. The symptoms of AF are also often vague and heart failure may occur in patients with AF with rapid ventricular conduction.

AF can and should be detected as early as possible as the early treatment can prevent the complications of AF and prevent the perpetuation of AF.

APHRS through its board members and key members of APHRS is working with the local heart rhythm societies, cardiac societies or heart foundations in multiple cities in the AP region to launch this campaign on educating the public on AF.

We have public education material on AF in multiple languages (original in English and Chinese were provided courtesy of HRS) and these can be downloaded from our website for distribution to your patients.

I hope that every one of you can also help to educate your patients on AF and help to detect it early and treat it before it is too late.

With very best regards,

Wee Siong TEO

President, APHRS

 

Click HERE to view greeting messages from the President of APHRS, Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA).

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