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Information booklets and checklists

Atrial Fibrillation Association produces a range of resources for patients and carers including booklets, checklists and factsheets. All materials published have been approved by AF Association's Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) and endorsed by the Department of Health. Our resources are updated regularly to take account of developments in the field of AF.

Most of the booklets below are also available as hard copies. Please call 01789 867502 for further information.

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) 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 the condition.

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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

This booklet summarises anticoagulation and the availability of treatment options.

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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 (AF) 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

This patient resource explains the causes, symptoms and risks of the heart rhythm disorder atrial flutter, and how it is treated.

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Blood thinning (anticoagulation) in atrial fibrillation (AF)

This booklet explains the anticoagulation options available to address the risk of AF-related stroke, how each type works, and how to assess your own personal risk score.

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Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation

This booklet is for people who have had or are about to have a catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation based on research and previous patients’ experiences.

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Complications of atrial fibrillation ablation: Is catheter ablaton safe?

This booklet explains in detail the risks involved with catheter ablation based on findings from studies.

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Cardioversion for atrial fibrillation

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

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Frequently asked questions

This information booklet answers questions about the nature of atrial fibrillation from diagnosis to AF-related stroke risk.

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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 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 explains how the heart is monitored and how clinicians interpret recordings of these data.

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