There are about 1.2 million people with AF in the UK. The risk of stroke increases five-fold for people with the condition and it contributes to one in five strokes in the UK.
 

AF often goes undiagnosed. It is estimated there could be another half a million people in the UK with undiagnosed AF.

AF-related strokes are often more severe with higher mortality and greater disability. Treatment with an anticoagulant significantly reduces the risk of stroke in people with AF.
 
We, in partnership with Public Health EnglandRoyal College of PhysiciansRoyal College of General Practitioners and British Heart Foundation, have created 'AF: How can we do better?'
 
Using data from the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), Public Health England (PHE), Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) and NHSIQ we've compiled a comprehensive summary of the atrial fibrillation  (AF) care. 
 
This free user-friendly document shows the state of AF care in England and each of its CCGs.
 
You can use these reports to speak to your local CCG or GP about what they’re doing to treat atrial fibrillation and prevent stroke in your area.

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