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Information Booklets

Atrial Fibrillation Association produces a range of Patient Information booklets, AF Checklists and pamphlets for Medical Professionals. All materials published have been approved by an AF medical executive committee (AFA MAC) and endorsed by the Department of Health.

Individual booklets, checklists and pamphlets are available free of charge, please refer to the Publications List for bulk orders.

 


Atrial Fibrillation Patient Information

A booklet explaining what Atrial Fibrillation is, some of the possible causes and triggers for AF attacks and guidance on how to manage AF.

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Atrial Fibrillation Checklist

A checklist intended to help a patient collate his / her full information, medial history and questions the patient may have, when attending an appointment with a cardiologist or electrophysiologist.

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Atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation - challenges and considerations

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Atrial Fibrillation Accessing Appropriate Treatment Options

This booklet contains all the tools necessary to help patients gain access to appropriate treatment options and, where necessary, explains how to appeal decisions which may prevent this from happening.

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Atrial Fibrillation, Drug Information

An information booklet which categorises the range of drugs used to treat Atrial Fibrillation and explains how each type of drug works to try to combat AF or its symptoms.

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Atrial Flutter, Patient Information

Information about the heart rhythm disorder Atrial Flutter.

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Blood Thinning (Anticoagulation) In Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Many patients diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation need to have their blood thinned to reduce the risk of stroke. This information booklets explains the range of blood thinning medication available, how each type works, associated risks and how to assess your own personal risk score.

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Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

This booklet is intended for use by people who have had or are about to have a catheter ablation for Atrial Fibrillation. The information within this booklet comes from research and previous patients’ experiences.

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Complications of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

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Electrical Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation

A detailed information booklet explaining what cardioversion is, which patients may be suitable for this treatment and what the treatment involves.

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FAQ Warfarin Pocket Card

An information card which explains more about the drug, Warfarin. Why people take it, the benefits and the potential side effects.

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Frequently Asked Questions

An information booklet which contains the most asked questions and much needed answers .

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Laser Balloon Technique

An information booklet which helps to procedure.

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Living with AF: Relationships

AF is often an 'invisible' condition - the patient may look fine but feel awful. This can put a strain on personal relationships. Read this booklet for tips and guidance on getting through AF.

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Patient and Primary Care Checklist

This document is designed to help newly diagnosed patients or those suspected of having Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter, understand the condition and feel at ease with the tests and treatments you may be offered.

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Surgical Ablation

This resource discusses the procedure and the different types of ablation surgeries, such as open-heart and minimally invasive surgical ablations. The booklet also covers what to expect after the procedure and who would benefit from undergoing the groundbreaking surgery.

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The Heart, The Pulse and The Electrocardiograph

An information booklet which helps to make sense of these three key points!

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