Atrial Fibrillation and Shared Decision Making

The Collaboration for Better Care Partnership ran a well-attended master class on ‘Shared decision making’ on 21st October 2015. Pledge cards were completed by attendees and followed up to provide evidence of impact of the learning from this event.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart arrhythmia in the UK. It is caused by abnormal electrical activity within the muscle of the heart chamber walls. Stroke and thromboembolism are the main complications of atrial fibrillation. The risk of these problems can be reduced by appropriate anticoagulation.

The concepts of Shared Decision Making could be invaluable in helping reduce the disease burden associated with atrial fibrillation.

The following case study provides more detail on the work:

Atrial Fibrillation and Shared Decision Making

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