The atrial fibrillation epidemic is approaching the physician’s door: will mobile technology improve detection?

@inproceedings{Lindsberg2014TheAF,
  title={The atrial fibrillation epidemic is approaching the physician’s door: will mobile technology improve detection?},
  author={Perttu Johannes Lindsberg and Lauri Toivonen and Hans-Christoph Diener},
  booktitle={BMC medicine},
  year={2014}
}
The rising numbers of people with atrial fibrillation (AF) carry a heavy toll on our graying population. Epidemiological data suggest that AF exists in 1 in 10 individuals aged older than 80 years. The risk of embolic stroke increases along with well-known cardiovascular risk factors. Should there be systematic screening for the elderly? Although 1 in 10 is… CONTINUE READING