New approaches to detection of atrial fibrillation

Jeroen M. Hendriks, Celine Gallagher, Melissa E. Middeldorp, Prashanthan Sanders

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a global epidemic associated with significant cardiovascular comorbidity and mortality, with resultant burden on healthcare systems worldwide. However, silent or undetected AF is common, especially in the older popula-tion. Early detection and diagnosis of AF is therefore paramount to provide compre-hensive management, to manage symp-toms, slow progression of the disease, prevent severe complications like stroke and heart failure, reduce AF-related hospi-talisations and possibly improve survival.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1898-1899
Number of pages2
JournalHeart
Volume104
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • atrial fibrillation
  • cardiovascular comorbidity
  • Detection

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    Hendriks, J. M., Gallagher, C., Middeldorp, M. E., & Sanders, P. (2018). New approaches to detection of atrial fibrillation. Heart, 104(23), 1898-1899. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2018-313423