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Team AFib™ Unites Patient Advocacy Organizations to Elevate Understanding of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke
Date:9/7/2011

ven health advocacy group that also counts leaders in the healthcare profession among its members. The organization focuses on patient education, professional development and public awareness. It provides resources including lists of health professionals, information on medication and screening for patients. (www.stoptheclot.org)

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(1) NHLBI website. "What is AFib?" Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/af/af_what.html. Accessed on: July 19, 2011.

(2) Go, A.S., et al. "Prevalence of Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation in Adults: National Implications for Rhythm Management and Stroke Prevention: the AnTicoagulation and Risk Factors in Atrial Fibrillation (ATRIA) Study." JAMA. 2001; 285:2370-2375.

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