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 AFA's Medical Advisory Committee and endorsed by the Department of Health. Our resources are updated regularly to take account of developments in the field of AF.
Individual booklets, checklists and pamphlets are available free of charge, please refer to the Publications List for bulk orders.
A booklet explaining what Atrial Fibrillation is, some of the possible causes and triggers for AF attacks and guidance on how to manage AF.
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.
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.
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.
Information about the heart rhythm disorder Atrial Flutter.
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.
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.
A detailed information booklet explaining what cardioversion is, which patients may be suitable for this treatment and what the treatment involves.
An information booklet which contains the most asked questions and much needed answers .
An information booklet which helps to procedure.
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.
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.
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.
An information booklet which helps to make sense of these three key points!