About care AF
It is common to have questions when you are first diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) and it is very important that you have access to the information you need to enable you to feel comfortable. If you have just been diagnosed or already have AF, you are likely to be curious as to what AF is, how it will be treated and how it will affect your day to day life.
We fully understand that you may have lots of questions to ask, so Bayer HealthCare have worked with a team of healthcare professionals, AF patient representatives and the AF Association to develop care AF.
care AF is a patient support programme for people who have been diagnosed with AF to ensure you are informed about your condition and give you all the information you need to be fully prepared for your AF treatment journey.
care AF has been developed following an update of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline for AF. The NICE guideline sets standards for quality healthcare and produces guidance on medicines, treatments and procedures. One of the key priorities for implementation is to provide patients with up-to-date and comprehensive information on AF in a ‘personalised package of care’.
The care AF resources include:
- Patient diary - This diary is designed to help you to keep a record of your medication, how you are feeling (improvements or changes to your symptoms, side effects of your medication) and critical questions to help you plan for follow-up appointments with your healthcare professionals. It will also allow your healthcare professional to note your INR value and keep a regular check on it.
The patient diary can be downloaded free of charge and can be viewed using any standard PDF reader by clicking here.