Welcome to AF Association – Australia
AF Association – Australia (AF-A Au) provides information, support and access to established, new or innovative treatments for atrial fibrillation (AF).
AF is the most common heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia) in the world, affecting approximately 240,000 people in Australia. It occurs when chaotic electrical activity develops in the upper chambers or atria, and completely takes over from the sinus node. AF can affect adults of any age, but it is more common as people get older.
AF-A Australia is affiliated to AF Association International and Arrhythmia Alliance - Australia.
AF Aware Week 21-27 November 2016
The aims of AF Aware Week are simple:
To support AF Aware Week give information to your friends and family, or display and share information about AF in your local centres, which provide support and information.
AF Aware Week resources are available for download here.
Click here to sign our AF Screening Pledge
European Atlas of the Prevention of AF-Related Stroke launched
27 November 2014
The Route Map and European Atlas on the prevention of AF-related stroke is a new, comprehensive report which shows what different countries in Europe are doing to improve the prevention of AF-related stroke. The report presents key data documenting the burden posed by AF-related strokes in different countries, highlights key issues and challenges in implementing best practice and provides examples of successful initiatives that have made a difference to patients.
Please click here to download the full interactive report.
Share your experience
How were you diagnosed with AF? What treatments have you received? How could services be improved for people with AF?
Have you had catheter ablation to treat your atrial fibrillation?
Study finds smartphone ECG could prevent strokes
A large screening pilot undertaken by Australian heart specialists using novel technology to detect AF, has found a cost-effective method of screening for AF.
Prof Ben Freedman believes the AliveCor Heart Monitor could be the way forward to screen large populations for AF, which could help prevent AF-related strokes with timely diagnosis and treatment.
Raising awareness of arrhythmias
Our Founder, Trudie Lobban MBE featured on the Gary Hardgrave 4BC Drive programme to discuss the symptoms of heart rhythm disorders.
The economic costs of atrial fibrillation
An individual living with atrial fibrillation (AF) is five times more likely to suffer a stroke than others in the wider population. In 2009, 240,000 Australians were thought to be living with AF. This comprehensive report details why our work to promote awareness, understanding and education of AF is so important.