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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the major cardiac arrhythmia which is one of the major risk factors for stroke and cardiac arrest. Highest numbers of deaths are due to cardiovascular diseases especially among the middle-aged men who are the main workforce of the country. Understanding the burden, risk factors and management issues and develop the effective monitoring and management pathways will help to reduce the morbidity and the mortality.

Sri Lanka, a country that sustained decades of conflict and is rapidly rebuilding its health systems has an unmet need to improve awareness and detection of AF and integrate management approaches for AF. Estimating the prevalence of AF in the Northern Province could be the first step to calculate the AF disease related burden in Sri Lanka.

News

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A significant milestone reached in community based household survey

Data collection to identify the prevalence and associated risk factors (theme I) was formally initiated on 25th June 2020 and is now successfully going on for over 14 weeks. Thus the Sri Lankan AF Data Collection team has completed 30 percentage of the data collection and has reached a milestone. We are happy to say that most of the households in Northern Province are welcoming this study and giving their full support. The data collection is expected to finish by July 2021.

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Events

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Pre-data collection stakeholder meeting for Chavakachcheri Divisional Secretariat(DS) division​

A pre-data collection stakeholder meeting for Chavakachcheri DS division was held at the DS office. All Grama Niladhari(GN), samurdhi officers and divisional secretary of the Chavakachcheri division participated in the meeting. Community Engagement and Involvement (CEI) team, quality coordinators & logistics and finance coordinator joined the meeting and explained about AF project and got their support.

30 November 2020 

Pre-data collection stakeholder meeting for Chankanai Divisional Secretariat(DS) division​

A pre-data collection stakeholder meeting for Chankanai DS division was held at the DS office. All Grama Niladhari(GN), samurdhi officers and divisional secretary of the Chankanai division participated in the meeting. Dr. Shribavan & logistics and finance coordinator joined the meeting and explained about AF project and got their support.

16 November 2020 

Sri Lanka College of Cardiology 20th annual academic sessions

Professor Gregory YH Lip participated in the Sri Lanka College of cardiology – 20th annual academic sessions, 2020 held in Cinnamon grand, Colombo. He delivered a lecture on the topic ”Updates on anticoagulation NOACS in the Plenary on NOACS of the Main Program”. He was thanked by the Sri Lanka College of cardiology, for his elegant involvement and generous support in making the event a successful.

20 October 2020 & 21 October 2020

Pre-data collection stakeholder meeting for Sandilipay Divisional Secretariat(DS) division

A pre-data collection stakeholder meeting for Sandilipay DS division was held at the conference hall. All Grama Niladhari(GN), samurdhi officers and divisional secretary of the Sandilipay division participated in the meeting. Dr. Shribavan & data collectors joined the meeting and explained about AF project and got their support.

23 September 2020

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