Atrial fibrillation – reducing the risk

WEBINAR: Tuesday 5 April 2022, 7.30 - 8.45 pm

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart rhythm condition and a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease complications including stroke. People with AF are five times more likely to have a stroke, more likely to die, develop heart failure, cognitive decline, depression and poor quality of life. Both the prevalence of AF and the risk of stroke are significantly higher for Māori and Pacific People and affect them at younger age.

Up to 40% of patients at high risk of a future stroke are not treated with oral anticoagulants as recommended by guidelines.

The Northern Regional Stroke Network and Northern Regional Cardiac Network have been working with primary care to make the identification and risk assessment of patients with AF easier.

In this webinar, Stroke Physician Dr Alan Davis will present the recently revised Health Pathway and the quality improvement tools developed for the major primary patient management systems. He will discuss how primary care can be supported to identify, risk assess and reduce stroke risk and improve outcomes for patients with this condition.

As always we will answer as many extra questions as we can on all facets of AF during the webinar.



  • Alan Davis, Stroke Physician Northland DHB, Chair - National Stroke Network and Clinical Advisor – Ministry of Health.
  • Mayanna Lund, Cardiologist Counties Manukau Health, Chair - Northern Region Cardiac Network and Chair - NZ Committee of CSANZ.
  • Jim Kriechbaum, General Practitioner and Primary Care Director - Cardiovascular, Adult Medicine, Community and Long Term Conditions Directorate, Auckland DHB.


This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from:

Prize Draw!

All attendees at the live event will be entered into a draw for 1 of 5 Alivecor™ Kardiamobile devices.

This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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