The need to improve
AF detection is paramount
- 320 patients were screened
- Patient population were
- >60 years with two risk factors (heart failure, diabetes, hypertension)
- >75 years with one risk factor (heart failure, diabetes or hypertension)
- No history of AF or Transient Ischemic Attacks or Stroke
- 14% detection rate (against expected 8%) of AF in high risk patients including those with diabetes, high blood pressure or congestive heart failure
Using Zensor™ device in this targeted screening approach produces a Number Needed to Screen (NSS) of seven patients to identify one with AF.
*Community-based screening for the detection of Atrial Fibrillation in potentially high prevalence cohorts study at Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland designed and lead by Dr Rónán Collins, National Stroke Lead, Ireland and Dr Robert Kelly, Consultant Cardiologist.
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