The Beat Goes On: Living with AFib
Produced by: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
Country: United States
This 14-page booklet is intended for health care providers to use when counseling their patients at risk for atrial fibrillation (AFib). The booklet provides information about what AFib is, why it is a problem, tests, types, and what patients can do to live a full life with AFib.
PCNA developed this infographic based on the results of a survey of nurses designed was to better understand how nurses identify patients who may be at risk for Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation (NVAF). The health care provider side of the infographic provides important facts about NVAF, its risk factors, signs and symptoms.
We hope this tool will help nurses as they prepare to engage patients in an educational dialogue about this highly prevalent condition and ways to reduce their risk of stroke in the presence of NVAF.
Ways to use the graphic handout:
- Share as part of the clinical visit on an iPad, tablet or desktop, helping to guide your conversation with patients for whom visual imagery is most impactful.
- Print the infographic into a poster for use in the exam room or other clinic setting.
- Include in electronic communication with patients potentially at risk for AFib, such as in emails or patient portal notifications, allowing patients to consider potential risk factors prior to speaking with you.
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