Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common form of heart rhythm disorder, affecting approximately 900,000 people in England (1.74% of the population), and national data suggests that it is the cause of 20% of strokes. The Long Term Plan has highlighted AF as a priority area to achieve improved detection and management.

Along with partner organisations, WMAHSN and PHE, we have developed a regional pathway for the detection and management of AF.

The Clinical Network held a regional knowledge sharing event in Spring 2019 which provided a platform for clinicians, managers and commissioners to share experience and explore case studies across the region and beyond. Following this event the Atrial Fibrillation Interactive Toolkit was developed using expertise from across the region to design an end-to-end pathway providing valuable tools to support decision making.

DISCLAIMER: This document is for guidance only and is not a substitute for direct medical or professional advice. Anyone with concerns or questions about Atrial Fibrillation or a person’s health should contact a healthcare professional at the earliest opportunity.