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If you're involved in the management of patients with atrial fibrillation, then you’ll want to know more about CATCH ME – an exciting project that brings together the expertise of leading academic institutes, healthcare organisations and specialised professional organizations to improve care for patients with AFib.
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and a major threat to healthy aging, causing death, stroke and long-term disability in the elderly population.
CATCH ME (Characterising Afib by Translating its Causes into Health Modifiers in the Elderly) improves the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation and its complications. It develops and validates better disease management strategies based on improved understanding of the main health modifiers (such as genes, drugs, and behaviour) leading to atrial fibrillation. More specifically, CATCH ME will:
CATCH ME also provides answers to current AF uncertainties, such as gender differences, by clarifying the reasons why females seem to be more protected against AF compared with males, or why females are at higher stroke risk than males once they have developed AF.
As a consortium partner, the ESC uses its expertise to translate scientific knowledge into practical tools that support healthcare professionals in keeping up to date and applying best practice guidelines. By using our extensive network of institutional and individual members, we ensure that these tools are delivered to the maximum number of healthcare professionals. These include two new Mobile Apps and an education programme that will revolutionise the management of patients with AFib.
The 'AF Manager' app is a state-of-the-art tool for healthcare professionals that uses integrated patient data to suggest treatment options from the ESC's 2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation.
The 'My AF' app is an educational-resource tool for people with atrial fibrillation that records symptoms and quality-of-life data that can be shared with the healthcare team before each hospital visit.
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Access a range of educational materials to make the most out of/ or to enhance your knowledge about these exciting new apps.
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To find out more about CATCH ME, visit http://www.catch-me.info/
N.B. CATCH ME is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 633196.
Our mission: To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease.
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