The Heart Institute launches a video series for patients living with atrial fibrillation and their caregivers

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is launching a special video series on atrial fibrillation. More than 350,000 Canadians currently have atrial fibrillation.

Hosted by Bonnie Quinlan, advanced practice nurse at the Institute, Atrial Fibrillation and Your Heart is a four-part video series aimed at patients with atrial fibrillation and their caregivers.

This series is also available in French.

For more information, please see the Institute’s Living with Atrial Fibrillation Patient Guide.

Part 1: The Normal Heart and Atrial Fibrillation

  • The normal heart
  • How atrial fibrillation is different
  • Different types of atrial fibrillation
  • Symptoms and risk factors for developing atrial fibrillation

Part 2: Diagnostic Testing and Treatments

  • Types of diagnostic testing
  • Treatments options

Part 3: Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

  • Why AF can increase your risk of stroke
  • The signs of stroke
  • Stroke prevention

Part 4: Living Well with Atrial Fibrillation

  • Leading a heart-healthy lifestyle
  • How you can tell when your AF is under control
  • What to do if you have symptoms

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