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Working to provide information, support and access to established, new or innovative treatments for Atrial Fibrillation (AF).

NICE approves Edoxaban for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

Edoxaban (Lixiana) is recommended as an option for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who have one or more risk factors, such as:

  • heart failure, high blood pressure or diabetes
  • had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack before
  • aged 75 years or older.

To read in full please click here

For more information on Edoxaban please read, download and print our NEW Edoxaban factsheet here

NICE Atrial Fibrillation Quality Standard

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have issued a new atrial fibrillation quality standard, NICE quality standard 93.

The quality standard covers the treatment and management of atrial fibrillation (including paroxysmal, persistent and permanent atrial fibrillation, and atrial flutter) in adults (18 years and older).  It will cover adults with both valvular and non-valvular atrial fibrillation.

Read more

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Offer anticoagulants instead of aspirin for stroke prevention

Adults with atrial fibrillation (AF) should be prescribed newer medications instead of aspirin for the prevention of stroke, says NICE.


Read more

View the full June 2014 NICE AF guidelines

IMPORTANT: Statement on Device Malfunction

August 2015

Following recent inaccurate media reports on supposedly faulty devices, the following statement is being issued jointly by Arrhythmia Alliance and British Heart Rhythm Society.

Read the full article here

AF Association Patients Day

Sunday 4 October 2015                           International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham

Registration is now open for our popular Patients Day!

Click here to view the agenda.  As per previous years numbers are limited. Download the registration form.

For more information please contact Tamzin Murphy / 01789 867525

Become a Friend of AF Association

As a registered charity, AF Association relies solely on supporters in order to continue providing valuable helpline services, information and educational activities.

Click here for more information.


Detect, Protect and Correct AF: Please sign our petition

AF Association has launched an online petition which calls for an early review of the UK National Screening Committee’s (NSC) policy on screening for AF in the over 65s. Please sign our petition and together we can make a difference and help to prevent suffering. Read more.

Cardiac tachyarrhythmias and patient values and preferences for their management

EHRA Position Paper

Cardiac tachyarrhythmias are recurrent or chronic and in some cases life-threatening conditions. Heart rhythm disturbances are often highly symptomatic and the psychological impact of the disease can be significant.

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The future of anticoagulation management in Europe – June 2015

An assessment of today’s challenges with recommendations for the future.

Read the Research Report 

Read the Summary for Patients

Read the Summary for Heathcare Professionals



Healthcare Pioneers Report - April 2015

Showcasing best practice in AF.  Supported by the All-Parliamentary Group on Atrial Fibrillation (APGAF).

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The route map for change & the European atlas on the prevention of AF-related stroke – November 2014

Last November AF Association and Anticoagulation Europe launched a landmark report to raise awareness among policy makers of the growing burden posed by strokes due to atrial fibrillation.

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Participate in AF research

Researchers at King’s College London are looking to recruit participants with persistent AF who are due to undergo cardioversion, catheter ablation or AV node ablation with pacemaker. If you would like to take part, or for more information, click here.





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