Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained heart rhythm disorder in the world. In patients with atrial fibrillation, the heart beats in an irregular and uncoordinated manner. This can lead to blood pooling in chambers of the heart, which in turn can cause blood clots to form. These blood clots may be transported through the circulatory system to the brain where they can block small blood vessels and cause ischaemic stroke.
Patients with atrial fibrillation may be prescribed drugs called anticoagulants, which prevent blood clots, to help reduce the risk of ischaemic stroke.*
On this website you can view and download an augmented reality model of a heart and brain which shows the link between atrial fibrillation and ischaemic stroke.
You will need to have a webcam and download and print the marker card. Click here for a step-by-step guide.
What if I don’t have a webcam?
Click here to view a video demonstration.
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*ACCF/AHA/HRS Guidelines: Fuster V et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;57:e101–198