Preventing Stroke involving Atrial Fibrillation on a Clinical Context ReportThe clinical study about stroke prevention

Peggy Peck has just reported about the clinical context involving stroke prevention & atrial fibrillation. She just had an interview with Dr. Clyde Yancy, the chief cardio of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Clyde has been covering 1 year of stroke prevention and atrial fibrillation, which are growing health problems these days. Dr. Clyde will then answer some questions like what people must know about atrial fibrillation in 2011 and others. According to Dr. Clyde, atrial fibrillation is truly a new type of ailment these days. Do you know that there are more than 2M Americans are suffering from atrial fibrillation?

This number is still growing, simply because this ailment affects senior citizens and people will eventually get older, so there is a need to just wake up, be aware and realize that atrial fibrillation is truly a big deal and it should be addressed according, so that people will get better treatment. Well, if this number is growing, what are the struggles that you are talking about when it comes to the healthcare system, treatment and in the case of the workforce, what are the problems, are there any struggles that people must go through to get the proper treatment?

What atrial fibrillation is?

Peck asked Dr. Clyde and then he answered back, as people become aware about what atrial fibrillation is all about and how big this problem is, there can be an original attention that will be focused to the screening and then doctors can also provide special attention and care to prevent the ailment and to provide better treatment to those who are affected. But of course, the treatment must come with a specified target and that is the big concern is the risk of having stroke. According to the data, around 1in 5 people suffering from stroke are the ones who have untreated atrial fibrillation.

That rate is massive, since stroke just goes on in becoming the no. 3 of the 4 prime cause of death in the US alone. Around 20% of those stroke cases can be prevented if only their atrial fibrillation was treated. So the need for new techniques to go over this disease is a must and there should be new methods to be able to stop this disease too from accumulating and the treatment must be given to the people right away to lessen their risk of having stroke.

According to Peck, in the Congress, there was a resolution announced and this aim to boost the awareness of the people regarding atrial fibrillation. This is not just to let them know that this disease exists, but to also let the people know that there is a treatment for this medical case.  In terms of the screening Dr. Clyde has just said, what are the current things going on when it comes to screening the patients and from there, where are they heading?