Progetti

SWISS AF – Swiss Atrial Fibrillation Cohort Study

01.01.2014

Prof. David Conen, financing: Swiss National Science Foundation

SWISS AF – Swiss Atrial Fibrillation Cohort Study

2014 – ongoing
Prof. David Conen, financing: Swiss National Science Foundation

Background

The project investigates structural damage to the brain and its impact on patients with atrial fibrillation. Among other things, new insights should be acquired regarding the risk factors, the predictors for stroke and systemic embolism, the frequency of and mechanisms involved in cognitive deterioration, and the health costs associated with atrial fibrillation. Comprehensive follow-up examinations of the patients included in the study are carried out every year. Helsana provides anonymised data regarding its insured.

Cooperation

University Hospital Basel, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen