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Preventing life-changing strokes with our Atrial Fibrillation programme

Posted: - 6th November 2019

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) causes devastating strokes every year with one in every 25 sufferers left with a life-changing disability.

Since April 2018 in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate region alone, through our Atrial Fibrillation programme, we have identified over 3,125 patients with AF and protected approximately 3,539 patients with anticoagulation drugs.

As a result of this increased anticoagulation it is estimated that 142 people with AF potentially did not have a life- changing stroke because they received protective medicines.

We provide hands-on support to GP practices across Yorkshire and the Humber to improve their ability to detect people who have AF and protect them through anticoagulation drugs.

We have issued over 500 mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) devices to facilitate testing across the region and are working with 20 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We will continue to explore ways in which we can work with them to deliver the programme on an even greater scale during the coming year.

For more information please contact us