Nursing CPD Institute

Atrial Fibrillation in Australia

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 12 June 2021
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a new millennium epidemic that affects millions of lives, mostly affecting the middle-aged and elderly. The community and clinical burdens of AF have been growing in recent years, with projections estimating sustained increases in the immediate future.

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“Understand the risk factor prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation in various Australian regions”

Course Content

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a new millennium epidemic that affects millions of lives, mostly affecting the middle-aged and elderly.

The community and clinical burdens of AF have been growing in recent years, with projections estimating sustained increases in the immediate future. Multiple explanations have been theorized to explain the AF increase, including an aging population, prolonged survival of individuals with cardiac conditions that predispose them to AF, and an increasing prevalence of AF risk factors, such as obesity and hypertension, in the at-risk populations.

This report provides data on the incidence of Atrial Fibrillation – rated hospitalization in Australia, the treatment, and the clinical outcomes. The data presented here gives a very comprehensive overview of the impact of AF on the health system in Australia as a financial burden, as well as the representation of this disease in rural regions.

This is a useful summary of the main issues related to the incidence and treatment of AF in Australia.

As nurses, we have a duty to know what places a burden on our health system so that we can individually, as well as collectively, work towards minimizing the impact diseases have on the system.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Learn about the hospitalization rate of AF in Australia
  • Understand the risk factor prevalence of AF in various Australian regions
  • Consider the epidemiology of AF in the 21st century
  • Acknowledge the burden of the AF as an associate cause
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