Atrial fibrillation information library
Did you know that atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder? Right here you can read everything about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatments.
Co-creating AF solutions
This platform is a space where patients and researchers come together, and join in the conversation with professionals. We urge you to share your questions, thoughts, and experiences with others. Together with the community we set up studies that are needed.
Donate to AF research
There is no cure for atrial fibrillation, for this reason research is exceedingly important. It is because of you, that we can better understand and treat atrial fibrillation. This is all possible thanks to your help. Donate today.
AFIP foundation hearts the heart
The AFIP Foundation connects researchers and patients with atrial fibrillation. We have an ANBI status, which means that we are committed to the public interest. The AFIP Foundation’s mission is to improve the treatment of atrial fibrillation through co-creation. A team of research groups led by Dr. Bianca Brundel and Dr. Natasja de Groot, conducts innovative research into the mechanism, diagnostics and possible medicines of AF.
Our main goal is to make atrial fibrillation more treatable. Your role in that is vital, since without donations we would not be able to conduct our unprecedented research. Your participation on the AFIP forum sharing experiences with fellow patients and researchers, is also key. Together we will learn to better understand atrial fibrillation.
No less than 37 million people worldwide know that they have atrial fibrillation. However, there are still thousands of people without a diagnosis. In the AFIP data base you can read all about the most common heart rhythm disorder, anything from symptoms to possible treatments.
Most searched topics
What is atrial fibrillation?
Atrial fibrillation is the cardiac arrhythmia of the 21st century Currently, atrial fibrillation (also called AF) is one of the most common cardiac arrhythmias. Although it is not life-threatening, it
Atrial fibrillation and genetics
Last update: 02/20/2023 Atrial fibrillation is genetic in 20% of patients In the genetic variant of atrial fibrillation, there is a gene abnormality. Patients sometimes do not notice the common
COVID-19 and atrial fibrillation
How does coronavirus affect people with atrial fibrillation? Since February 2020, coronavirus has affected everyone's lives. Nowadays, thanks to the development of vaccines with a portion of the SARS-CoV-2 virus
Atrial fibrillation and stress
According to patients, stress is the most important factor for the onset of an atrial fibrillation attack A poll conducted on the AFIP website revealed that 25% of the patients
thanks to the AFIP community
The AFIP community is an imperative link in research into atrial fibrillation. Thanks to your experiences, donations and participation, we have been able to set up the studies below.
Projects we are doing thanks to your donation
In addition to doing innovative research, the AFIP Foundation is committed to atrial fibrillation in many ways. These are our latest projects.
L-Glutamine restores energy levels and allows for potentially increased protection against atrial fibrillation.
This medicine aids in the reparation of cell damage and helps protect against atrial fibrillation in experimental models.
Genetic AF clinic
We heard you. A significant number of AF patients indicated AF runs in the family and now we’re opening Europe’s first genetic AF clinic.
Because of your donation AFIP was able to hire Agnes: our patient communication superstar.
News and Articles
Read all about the latest developments regarding atrial fibrillation, and explore the insights of opinion leaders and prominent researchers as well as any other related news.
Trial: Using Vitamin B3 To Treat Atrial Fibrillation in Heart Failure Patients
The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with heart failure (HF) is associated with an extra increase in risk for stroke development, number of hospitalisations and mortality. Given the
The Role of Desmin Variants In Familial Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in the Western world. AF is closely correlated with traditional risk factors. Traditional risk factors include lifestyle related hypertension, diabetes
Lifestyle Changes Today Could Mean No AF Tomorrow
This article has been featured in Nature Reviews Disease Primers. After extensive research into the socioeconomic and geographic risk factors associated with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), one cannot deny their role
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Diagnosis And Treatments Need a New Holistic Approach
This article has been featured in Nature Reviews Disease Primers. Atrial Fibrillation (AF), is the most common heart disease nowadays, affecting around 7.6 million people only in the EU, most
Personalised Atrial Fibrillation Fingerprinting: role in diagnosing disease
This article has been featured in Nature Reviews Disease Primers. When Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is diagnosed, you only have information on having the arrhythmia or you don't. There isn't enough