This Stroke Prevention Day (Thursday 12 January), we’re asking people to check their pulse for atrial fibrillation.
It is estimated that there are as many as half a million people living with AF who don’t know it. AF is a factor in one in five strokes, and strokes in people with AF are more severe. Together we can raise awareness of the prevalence of AF so that more people can be diagnosed before stroke strikes.
People who suspect they have AF will be encourage to contact their GP surgery/practice to discuss next steps. Stroke survivors living with AF will be pointed to our guidance on managing their AF.
Please watch this video giving you advice on how to check your pulse this Stroke Prevention Day