National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that up to 6 million people in the U.S. have atrial fibrillation (AFIb), and that number could double by 2030. Every September, the Heart Rhythm Society recognizes Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month to inform patients and health care providers about this complex condition. Please download the attached infographic, courtesy of Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC), to educate your patients who may not realize the seriousness of AFib. Remind them that being assessed by their provider is the only way to determine if they have AFib; it can be a symptomless condition making it even more dangerous.
And, for your patients with sleep apnea and cardiovascular risk, read the CMHC Pulse Blog Sleep Disorders and Atrial Fibrillation, where experts break down the high prevalence of disordered sleep in patients with AFib and outline screening and management guidelines.