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Medical and patient communities call for urgent action to prevent stroke crisis in Latin America
Date:9/9/2011

atrial fibrillation."

Patients with AF often do not have sufficient access to information about their condition and its treatment but a number of organizations are working to improve access to information on AF in Latin America.

"When diagnosed with AF, people can feel uniformed and unsupported. They are on an emotional rollercoaster living with the distress that can be caused by AF symptoms and the fear of stroke," said Mellanie True Hills, Founder and CEO of StopAfib.org. "It is essential that we remove the barriers to patient care, and support the improvement of patient and physician communication and education. If we act now strategically and deliberately prevention is possible."


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