Opportunistic screening for atrial fibrillation in a rural area.

  title={Opportunistic screening for atrial fibrillation in a rural area.},
  author={Breda Smyth and Paul Marsden and Robin M. Corcoran and Richard Walsh and Carmel Brennan and K McSharry and Jennifer G. Clarke and Patrick Kelly and Joseph Harbison},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  volume={109 8},
INTRODUCTION Opportunistic screening is an effective means of identifying subjects with Atrial Fibrillation (AF). Previous studies of opportunistic screening have been performed areas with high population density and before the development of novel oral anticoagulant drugs. We performed a study to determine feasibility of AF screening in a predominantly rural, low population density area. METHODS Over 6 months, subjects 65 years and older were screened by local General Practitioners using… CONTINUE READING
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