Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention

Author :  Charles G Bloe BSc RH NDN ITU cert, Clinical Lead.

Approximate learning time:  2hr 00min

Course Overview:  Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia encountered. It significantly increases the risk of embolic stroke and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. This course will be of interest to all healthcare practitioners as it will enable them to identify AF at an early stage allowing interventions to prevent stroke.

Course Objective:  By the end of the course the student will be able to:
1. Understand the link between AF and embolic stroke.
2. Identify AF from clinical examination and ECG interpretation.
3. Assess the risk of stroke in patients with AF
4. Understand the stroke prevention treatment options available to patients with AF.

Course Sponsor: 

Servier Laboratories

The course has been supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim as a service to healthcare.

Servier Laboratories

In association with the SPAF academy.

The views expressed in this course are those of the author and Boehringer Ingelheim are not responsible for content therein.


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