NEW ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND ATRIAL FLUTTER PATHWAY

A new pathway for patients with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter has been developed to support physicians.

The most common sustained dysrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, affects about one in four over the age of 40, including about 59,000 Albertans. Untreated, it is associated with a three to six times increased risk of stroke or systemic embolism and a doubling of mortality rates.

For both conditions, many aspects of the treatment can be managed in primary care and not all patients require a referral. Download the pathway.


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