An ageing population and our western lifestyle are ensuring that the prevalence of a common medical condition, atrial fibrillation (AF), is increasing at such a rate that it is predicted to be the next cardiac epidemic.
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a common medical condition that arises from a problem within the electrical system of the heart. Although it is widespread - 30 million sufferers worlwide - one of its peculiarities is that many sufferers are not aware they have it and it is discovered after a collapse or as an 'incidental finding', for example, when a patient's pulse is being monitored in association with surgery or other medical procedure.
Hi, my name is Ron. I would just like to mention that I suffer from atrial fibrillation, and I read the book after meeting with Warrick, and I found it absorbing and most interesting. And I would recommend it to anyone who suffers not only this disease, but any other heart problems as well.
Hi, I'm Matthew. I found out recently that I've got AF. At the start, it was a shock to the system, but once I got my hands on this book - I'm seeing Dr. Bishop at the moment - I've gone through his book and it is fantastic. It's such a relief. It's so handy to have information just to relieve all of the anxiety, and know where you are in the process.
Hi, my name is Cindy, and I'm currently studying at uni, upgrading from EN to RN, and I came across this book, which I found incredibly useful for my degree. It's well-written and referenced. It's easy to follow with great illustrations. It explains this complicated condition in a way that I feel I understand it now. If you are looking for a book on atrial fibrillation, I would definitely recommend this one. Thank you.
In this article, Dr Bishop discusses how this is a good time to start talking about Atrial Fibrillation.