HELP-AF: assessing home-based support and education for people with abnormal heart rhythms

Years funded:
2011 - 2019

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common abnormal heart rhythm in the Australian population, and its prevalence is rapidly increasing. People with atrial fibrillation have a significantly impaired quality of life and the medical management of the condition is placing a growing burden on the Australian healthcare system.

Professor Prashanthan Sanders will conduct a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a homebased education and learning program for people with atrial fibrillation (HELP-AF). In particular, he will determine whether the HELP-AF can improve current standard care by reducing unplanned hospitalisations and improving study participants quality of life. Prashanthans study will help define the best management for AF and will evaluate a model of care that may lead to reduced hospital admissions, improved quality of life and the optimisation of complex medicine regimens for people living with this condition.

Researcher Profile

Professor Prashanthan Sanders

Institute: The University of Adelaide
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