HELP-AF

A randomised controlled trial assessing Home-based Education and Learning Program for Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

ANZCTR Trial ID: ACTRN12611000607976

 

AF is the most common abnormal heart rhythm in the population and its prevalence is rapidly increasing. Sufferers of AF have a significantly impaired quality of life and their medical management is placing a growing burden on the Australian health care system. The proposed study will examine whether a home-based education program, will reduce hospital use and improve quality of life in AF patients compared to those patients who experience usual medical care.

Please contact Jonathon Foote for more information. 

  • Professor Sanders says...

     
    Atrial fibrillation is a consequence of several reversible risk factors - high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnoea, and excessive alcohol. Your management of atrial fibrillation must include strict control of these risk factors.