Stroke Prevention Day – Check your pulse for atrial fibrillation

The Humber and North Yorkshire Patient and Carer Representative Group and the Stroke Network are supporting this year’s Stroke Association Stroke Prevention Day (12th January 2023) which is focusing on checking your pulse for atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation is when your heart beats with an irregular rhythm. It is estimated that there are as many as half a million people living with atrial fibrillation who don’t know it.

Atrial fibrillation is a factor in one in five strokes, and strokes in people with atrial fibrillation are more severe. Together we can raise awareness of the prevalence of atrial fibrillation so that more people can be diagnosed before stroke strikes.

To find out how to check your pulse for atrial fibrillation, go to Stroke Prevention Day 2023 | Stroke Association or watch this handy video below:

If you’ve had a stroke, you should have been tested for atrial fibrillation. You can find out more about managing your risk of stroke with atrial fibrillation at Stroke Prevention Day 2023 | Stroke Association

Help us to spread the word by encouraging your family and friends to check themselves.

Our Patient and Carer Group was formed in October 2022. It gives people and carers affected by stroke an opportunity to ensure their views are taken into account in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of the work of the stroke network. The group is already informing and supporting the work of the network. We are open to new members joining and would love to hear from you. If you live in the Humber or North Yorkshire region and would like to know more about the group, then please send us a message at