Screening for atrial fibrillation in patients aged 65 years or over attending annual flu vaccination clinics at a single general practice.

@article{Rhys2013ScreeningFA,
  title={Screening for atrial fibrillation in patients aged 65 years or over attending annual flu vaccination clinics at a single general practice.},
  author={Gwydion Cai Rhys and M. F. Azhar and Andrea Foster},
  journal={Quality in primary care},
  year={2013},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={131-40}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common, treatable cause of stroke. Screening is recommended at influenza vaccination ('flu') clinics, but not implemented nationally. OBJECTIVES We aimed to determine if screening for AF by pulse assessment of those aged ≥ 65 years attending flu vaccination is effective, practical and feasible. The success of screening was determined by discovery of undiagnosed cases, estimating the prevalence of undiagnosed AF, assessing the accuracy of a second-year… CONTINUE READING

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