The AFib Institute Website has Launched!
We are excited to announce that our AFib Institute website is now live, and ready to connect people with AFib to specialist medical support and advice throughout their entire AFib journey.
Welcome to our AFib Institute website, a resource to help connect people with AFib to expert Cardiologists, advanced treatments and opportunity to learn about the condition from evidence-based information.
We’ll be keeping you up to date with the latest AFib news, and the research and community events.
AFib is common. It's a growing global and local health problem that needs more specific help.
Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib) is the most common clinical arrhythmia worldwide. In 2020, Atrial Fibrillation was estimated to have affected around 500,000 Australians. It’s estimated that up to 30% of those don’t even know they have it. And the numbers are increasing.
While AFib itself is not fatal, it can lead to significant complications, including a 5-7x increased risk of stroke, and a significantly higher risk of heart failure. When symptomatic, it can greatly impact a person’s quality of life, preventing them from participating in many normal activities.
AFib is with you for life. It changes over time, as do the most appropriate treatment strategies.
We believe that helping people to better understand their AFib, and access personal management plans that are up to date with the latest evidence is critical to helping improve their condition.
That’s why we wanted to create a services specifically for people with AFib. In establishing the AFib Institute, we’re collecting the specialists, treatments, research and education for Atrial Fibrillation in
one place, focussed on the condition. A central support for patients at all stages of their journey with AFib.
Our new website is the beginning
We’re making a start to build better resources for patients with AFib. We believe that it’s better to help inform and empower or clients about the condition, and how to manage it, working in partnership with your doctor’s treatment and management plan.
With this in mind, we’ve started to create new resources in this website, and in how we connect and support our clients through their journey.
We’ve got a range of new things in the works, so stay tuned!
Community and Research
It’s important to help our community stay up to date with the latest news on research and technology advancements for managing AFib. We’ll be keeping you up to date with articles and information that is evidence-based, from local and international studies.
Our Cardiac Electrophysiologists also support our healthcare community through regularly providing talks in conferences, courses and online learning for GPs and health professionals. Some of our recent and upcoming events are listed here.
Some great places to start
Something else you’d like to see on the website?
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you’d like to know more about, we’d love to hear from you. Please let us know in the enquiry form here.