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Atrial fibrillation

This site is gathering the best evidence available about atrial fibrillation and heart failure. The Bandolier atrial fibrillation site will contain stories from Bandolier, plus abstracts of systematic reviews, meta-analyses, or other studies about AF. We are able to do this because it has been sponsored by Astrazeneca with an unrestricted educational grant.

Prevalence, incidence, diagnosis, and risk

Incidence of AF in the UK Prevalence of AF in the UK Prevalence of AF Risk of stroke with AF Are my heart failure patients like this? Heart failure, allopurinol, and mortality B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) for CHF BNP for AF - 2006 update Cost effectiveness of BNP testing

Prevention of atrial fibrillation and heart failure

Heart failure risk and alcohol consumption Alcohol and established heart failure Alcohol consumption and AF Alcohol type and mortality Drinking alcohol protects against heart disease Exercise helps prevent cardiovascular disease Walking Reduces Hypertension Risk in Men Walking briskly for three hours a week reduces risk of heart disease More fruit and vegetables lowers the risk of heart disease Weight loss and sodium restriction reduce the need for antihypertensive drugs Coffee doesn't raise your blood pressure Hypertension and weight loss

Costs and consequences of atrial fibrillation and heart failure

Cost effectiveness of anticoagulation

INR and warfarin

Optimum INR level? Things that affect our INR Paracetamol overdose causes increased INR Sex differences in AF Risk factors for over-anticoagulation with warfarin

Treating atrial fibrillation and heart failure

Aspirin or anticoagulant in nonvalvular AF Are my patients like this? Is warfarin underused? Anticoagulation for AF: RCTs versus clinical practice Body weight and vitamin K for raised INR Anticoagulation works in clinical practice Beta blockers, mortality and hospital admission in heart failure Antithrombolytics and stroke in AF Anticoagulants or antiplatelets for AF Increased risk of intracranial haemorrhage with aspirin plus warfarin Ablation and pacing for atrial fibrillation ACE Inhibitors in the treatment of chronic heart failure Management of high-risk heart failure Stroke prevention in AF: update Treatments for hypertension in the elderly

Organising services to deliver better care

Anticoagulant decision analysis and guideline Computer decision aids for anticoagulation Discharge planning for CHF Disease management programmes in heart failure Exercising the way to better cardiac health How to 'succeed' with cardiac care in primary care Improving management of atrial fibrillation Nurse-led hypertension clinic RCT of computer-aided anticoagulation Salt and prescribing behaviour - a visual aid to change prescribing behaviour Speeding up cardiac care Tackling cardiac care - being part of 'SUCCEED' Variability of AF guidelines Warfarin audit in a teaching hospital

Adverse events

Increased risk of intracranial haemorrhage with aspirin plus warfarin Adverse events and warfarin management


B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) for CHF RCT of BNP Implementing EBM in general practice - antithrombotic AF treatment Clinical effectiveness of anticoagulation for stroke prevention in AF


AHCPR Report on Managing New Onset AF American Heart Association - good for patients University of California at San Francisco - good AF site for students and patients CAT on AF at the CEBM