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Heart Education Awareness Resource and Training through E-learning

8. Atrial Fibrillation

Learning outcomes

  • Define the term atrial fibrillation.
  • Be aware of the psychological impact of living with a long term condition such as atrial fibrillation (including the screening tools available).
  • Understand the classification and causes of atrial fibrillation.
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation.
  • Describe the treatment of atrial fibrillation to ensure an optimal quality of life.
  • Be aware of the stroke risk associated with atrial fibrillation and how that risk can be reduced.

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Last updated: 24/07/2014

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