Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention

Approximate learning time

2 hours

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 this course you should understand:

  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.