You’ve just been told you have atrial fibrillation (Afib or AF) or atrial flutter. All you can think about is that there is something wrong with your heart!
Atrial fibrillation is a chronic condition, which means that once you have had an episode, you will have another at some point in the future. The good news is that you can live a long, healthy life if your atrial fibrillation is well managed and any medical conditions that trigger or aggravate it are treated.
This guide includes three parts (called modules). The three modules can help you understand, manage and live well with your atrial fibrillation. You can download and print the complete modules or their individual chapters as well as supplementary fact sheets that complement the modules. Also included is a glossary (PDF) of terms you can refer to when going through the guide.
This guide is a joint publication of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The content was developed by a team of 47 atrial fibrillation experts across Canada. Learn more about who contributed (PDF) and see the reference list (PDF) of resources.
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Last modified: December 2015