Birmingham Heroes seek to improve management of patients with atrial fibrillation

  • by Doreen Haase - Thu, 2019-02-14 11:39

The Birmingham Heroes of the CATCH ME partner University of Birmingham are continually seeking ways to transform the management of patients with atrial fibrillation, helping patients to fight heart failure, stroke and sudden death.

One major challenge with atrial fibrillation is that it can often go undetected until someone experiences a stroke.
Their research into atrial fibrillation has been reflected in international guidelines and enables earlier detection and increases stroke survival rates.

The Birmingham Heroes are Professor Paulus Kirchhof, Dr. Larissa Fabritz, Dr. Winnie Chua and Dr. Dipak Kotecha.

Watch Professor Paulus Kirchhof, CATCH ME Coordinator and Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, Birmingham, explain the campaign:


The CATCH ME apps are a useful tool to support people with atrial fibrillation:

Patients - download the 'My AF' app

Download My AF on Google Play
Download My AF on the App Store


Healthcare professionals - download the 'AF Manager' app

Download AF Manager on Google Play
Download AF Manager on the App Store

Further information about the apps is available on the European Society of Cardiology website.