WELCOME TO ATRIAL FIBRILLATION NOW PATIENT EDUCATION PLATFORM

Atrial Fibrillation Now is a community based platform to educate and create actionable results for people living with heart failure.

Nicole Gorman, MN-NP(F), CCN(C), Nurse Practitioner Taking Control of Atrial Fibrillation Through Healthy Living

Often people with atrial fibrillation want to know: can they lead a normal life and what does that entail? Is their life over, the way they know it? And really it’s actually the opposite, we encourage people to carry on with their usual activities. We want people to stay active and do the things that they enjoy. And the goals of management are to actually promote ongoing quality of life and symptom management.

Dr. Atul Verma, MD, FRCPC, Cardiologist Ablation and Treatment Risks

Let’s talk a little bit about the risks and benefits of the ablation procedure. Let’s start with the risks. Fortunately all of the risks are very low, but there are some that you should be aware of. During the ablation procedure, for example, we could cause a blood clot in the heart, and this could result in a stroke.

Dr. Peter Guerra, MD, FRCPC, Cardiologist-Electrophysiologist Atrial Fibrillation and Treatment Options

The symptoms of atrial fibrillation can be very variable. Firstly, the most frequent symptom a patient can have is palpitations. They feel their heart beating fast, they feel their heart beating rapidly, hard, irregularly. These are the symptoms that people usually complain about.

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Dr. Laurent Macle, Cardiologist, Montréal, QC

Dr. Laurent Macle, Cardiologist, Montréal, QC

Dr. Macle received his degree in medicine from Université de Sherbrooke in 1993 and his specialty certification in cardiology in 1999. From 1999 to 2000, he did a year of training in clinical electrophysiology at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI). He then did a subspecialty in electrophysiology (clinical and research) from 2000 to 2002 in catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation at the University of Bordeaux under Professor Michel Haïssaguerre.

Dr. Paul Dorian, Cardiologist, Toronto, ON

Dr. Paul Dorian, Cardiologist, Toronto, ON

Dr. Paul Dorian is the Department Director, Division of Cardiology, University of Toronto and Staff Cardiac Electrophysiologist at St. Michael's Hospital. He is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Toronto, and a Staff Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.

Dr. Stephen Fort, Cardiologist, Kelowna, BC

Dr. Stephen Fort, Cardiologist, Kelowna, BC

Dr. Stephen Fort Position: Staff - Interventional Cardiologist at Kelowna General Hospital Clinical Assistant Professor –University of British Columbia Dr. Stephen Fort graduated from the University of Leeds, U.K. in 1984. He completed his training at University of Wales Hospital, Royal London Hospital London and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Dr. Graham Wong, VGH, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC

Dr. Graham Wong, VGH, Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC

Dr. Graham Wong, VGH,Cardiologist, Vancouver, BC attended medical school and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of British Columbia, then completed his fellowship training in cardiology at McGill University.

Dr. Atul Verma, Electrophysiologist, Newmarket, ON

Dr. Atul Verma, Electrophysiologist, Newmarket, ON

After graduating from the University of Toronto in internal medicine and cardiology, Dr. Verma attended the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic to study to become an electrophysiologist. An electrophysiologist is a cardiologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms, essentially the electrical workings of the heart.

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Mrs. Jill Taylor
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This is a fantastic resource for Heart Failure patients. Love the nutritional content and the ability to ask a expert a online question. Totally phone friendly with all the video topics.
Mr. Andrew Macdonald
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Very impressed with all the video covering all the questions I had when diagnosed with Heart failure. Cannot wait to get involved with lifestyle changes I need to make.