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

AF Association Autumn Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is now available to view online.

Why not become an AFA Friend to receive future printed copies of our bi-annual newsletter, you can learn more here.

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Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion procedure commissioned under NHS England programme

9 October 2014: AF Association welcomes news that the Left Atrial Appendage procedure has been commissioned under NHS England's £15 million Commissioning through Evaluation programme.

The LAAO device, in trials and in practice, has proven to be an effective option in reducing the risk of AF-related stroke in AF patients for whom an oral anticoagulant such as warfarin, dabigatran or rivaroxaban, is unsafe or contraindicated.

Learn more
Download AF Association LAAO patient information sheet

AF Association Medical Advisory Committee member wins prestigious award

Dr Matthew Fay, GP with specialist interest in AF at Westcliffe Medical Practice in Shipley, West Yorkshire, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award in honour of his work supporting advancements in AF care.

Learn more

NICE issues guidance on self-monitoring for people on long-term warfarin therapy

24 September 2014: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) releases diagnostics guidance on two new devices to support self-testing for NHS use.

Read AF Association's response
Read guidance on the NICE website
Download diagnostics guidance
Post a 'selfie' and join the Facebook self-monitoring community

Updated guidance from NICE on AF management

NICE issued new guidelines on care and treatment for AF in June 2014 - the first since 2006.

UPDATE: Read our press release

New support programme launched to help people who have been diagnosed with AF

Please visit the Care AF website to find all the information you need to be fully prepared for your AF treatment journey.

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NICE guideline: what it means

Learn about changes to the role of anticoagulation in the management of AF-related stroke, as outlined in the new NICE clinical guideline on the management of AF.

Visit NICE website to download guideline in full

Download NICE Patient Decision Making Aid

Download NICE Implementation Collaborative (NIC) Consensus Statement

Visit AF Association's Care AF website

 

 
 
 
 

 
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