Atrial Fibrillation Initiatives

In EP Lab Digest®’s December issue, Dr. Christian Ruff tells us about the North American Thrombosis Forum’s (NATF) Atrial Fibrillation Action Initiative, created to identify multidisciplinary best practices for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). Dr. Ruff is the AF Action Initiative Co-Chair, Investigator at the TIMI Study Group, Associate Physician in the Cardiovascular Medicine Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. The AF Action Initiative brings together a group of experts from the cardiology, neurology, hematology, primary care, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, and pharmacology fields to discuss the new landscape of stroke prevention and atrial fibrillation. In May 2014, the consensus group will convene in Boston to finalize a consensus document that will include contributions from all of the participants in the AF Action Initiative.

In addition, check out our article on 1 Mission 1 Million – Getting to the Heart of Stroke in next month’s issue. This is a global initiative set up to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation and its link to stroke. The 1 Mission 1 Million – Getting to the Heart of Stroke initiative was funded by Boehringer Ingelheim as part of its global commitment to improving disease awareness in atrial fibrillation.