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Articles tagged ‘screening’

November 24, 2015

Thumb-ECG – innovation to identify AF and prevent stroke

There is growing interest in an innovative thumb-electrocardiogram (ECG) system for remote arrhythmia investigation and stroke prevention (Zenicor-ECG, Zenicor Medical Systems), which apparently detects up to four times more atrial fibrillation than a conventional Holter ECG.

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September 30, 2015

NHS Health Checks – a waste of money?

Many in the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England privately agree that the NHS Health Checks (NHSHC) programme is costly and ineffective, but are obliged in public to β€˜toe the party line,’ according to a review published recently in the Journal of Public Health.1

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October 31, 2014

Thumb-based ECG detects silent AF in stroke patients

Regular screening using a handheld electrocardiology (ECG) device on 75-year-old stroke patients for detecting silent atrial fibrillation (AF) is both effective and provides long-term cost savings, according to a new clinical study published in Europace.1

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February 28, 2013

Stepwise AF screening in the elderly

Stepwise risk factor-stratified atrial fibrillation (AF) screening in a 75-year old plus population yields a large share of candidates for oral anticoagulant (OAC) treatment, according to a study1 published recently in Circulation.

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July 24, 2012

Repeat aneurysm screening recommended for high risk men

Aneurysm screening for men aged over 65 is cost effective and rescreening those at highest risk, at least once, should be considered, suggests a study published recently

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