Action for Stroke Prevention Launches How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis? To Expose Risk of a Stroke Crisis in Europe from Atrial
Posted Dec 09 2009 5:23am
Urgent coordinated action is needed to avoid the thousands of preventable strokes that leave many atrial fibrillation (AF) patients mentally and physically disabled or dead every year. A report, How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis?, was launched today in the European Parliament in Brussels by Action for Stroke Prevention, a group of health experts from across Europe.
It proposes measures to tackle stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (afib), the most common, sustained abnormal heart rhythm and a major cause of stroke. Their proposal, endorsed by 17 leading European medical professional and patient organizations, calls for EU policy makers and Member State governments to act before the increasing frequency of these strokes becomes a major public health crisis.
StopAfib.org is proud to be one of the 17 organizations involved in and endorsing this report.