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World Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Day Its About Time!

                                 Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia with approximately 2-3 million cases in US and an additional 25 million plus worldwide. The prevalence of AF is probably under estimated due to under diagnosis. AF is relatively uncommon before the age of 60 years, but affects 10% of population over the age of 80 years. There are a multitude of causes for AF and there are ever emerging Risk Factors that are being studied. The future estimate of prevalence of this condition is increasing drastically, thus the need to spread the awareness among people. Despite the advances in recent times, the efforts that are going on to educate and diagnose people with this condition in early stages are not adequate enough. This warrants an action now than ever before to coordinate such efforts worldwide and this where GAFA is striving to spread the awareness of the condition in general population, so that people are aware of AF and is also acting as a proactive tool in involving patients in their health care decisions regarding treatment of AF.

Credits: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC, FHRS

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