Atrial fibrillation awareness

WEBINAR: Tuesday, 17 November 2020. 7.30 - 8.45 pm

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart rhythm condition that can cause stroke and heart failure. A recent study estimated nearly one in 35 New Zealanders, or around 60,000 people between the age of 35 and 74 have been diagnosed with AF.

And it’s likely there are many more who don’t know they have it.

AF is more common as we age, peaking at 8.7% of New Zealanders aged 70-74. On average, Māori are more affected and are diagnosed 10 years younger than non-Māori. 

In this webinar, Cardiologist Dr Guy Armstrong discusses how primary care can detect, diagnosis, manage, and potentially prevent this important condition.

 

Resources

 

Presenter

Dr Guy Armstrong

BSc (Auckland), MB ChB (Auckland), FRACP, FACC, FESC, FCSANZ

Guy has been a Cardiologist at Waitemata DHB since 1998. 

Sub-speciality interests include interventional cardiology (Interventional Fellow Auckland City Hospital 2006), echocardiography (Advanced Fellow in Cardiovascular Imaging, Cleveland Clinic 1996-1998) and pacemaker implantation (NASPE Testamur 2001). 

Author of the chapters in the Merck Manual on  Valvular Heart Disease and Endocarditis.

   
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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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