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Atrial fibrillation information for patients

For health professionals


Atrial fibrillation information for patients

This resource has been specifically designed to assist with patient education and self-management.  

Patient-centred care – with a focus on patient education, self-management, shared-decision making and caregiver involvement – is recognised as one of the fundamental aspects of integrated care in the guidelines for atrial fibrillation (AF).

Atrial fibrillation brochure 

This AF brochure can be printed out and given to your patients. It contains comprehensive information to help their understanding of AF, including: 

  • What is atrial fibrillation? 
  • Causes 
  • Symptoms 
  • Treatments 
  • Medications and lifestyle management 
  • When to seek medical attention  

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Last updated16 February 2024