Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Atrial fibrillation and stroke: Disease awareness

Slides (presentation) - Dec. 27, 2012

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  1. AF is a cardiac arrhythmia associated with rapid and irregular atrial impulses
  2. AF can be symptomatic and asymptomatic
  3. Classification of AF is determined according to presentation and duration
  4. Risk factors for AF: overview
  5. The number of patients with AF is anticipated to increase
  6. Stroke: a major healthcare burden
  7. Stroke is a major consequence of AF
  8. AF is a significant risk factor for ischaemic stroke
  9. Proportion of strokes attributable to AF increases with age
  10. AF-related strokes are more severe than non-AF-related strokes
  11. Outcomes in stroke patients with AF are more severe than in patients without AF
  12. Strokes in patients with AF are more severe than in patients without AF
  13. The increased disability that results from AF-related stroke persists over time
  14. AF increases annual mortality rates following first-ever ischaemic stroke
  15. Among stroke survivors, AF increases the likelihood of recurrent stroke
  16. Why are AF-related strokes more severe?
  17. AF-related stroke: a major economic burden
  18. AF-related stroke: impact on individuals and society
Atrial fibrillation and stroke: disease awareness
AF is a cardiac arrhythmia associated
AF is caused by pathological changes to the atria
AF can be symptomatic and asymptomatic
Classification of AF
Risk factors for AF: overview
The number of patients with AF is anticipated to increase
Stroke: a major healthcare burden
Stroke is a major consequence of AF
AF is a significant risk factor for ischaemic stroke
Proportion of strokes attributable to AF increases with age
AF-related strokes are more severe than non-AF-related strokes
Outcomes in stroke patients with AF
Strokes in patients with AF
The increased disability that results from AF-related stroke
AF increases annual mortality rates
Among stroke survivors
Why are AF-related strokes more severe?
AF-related stroke: a major economic burden
AF-related stroke: impact on individuals and society

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