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Screening for atrial fibrillation within a South Asian community setting using single-lead ECG

Bhamra, Sukvinder K., Savickas, Vilius, Corlett, S.A., Veale, Emma L., Mathie, Alistair, Stewart, Adrian (2021) Screening for atrial fibrillation within a South Asian community setting using single-lead ECG. AF Association (KAR id:91871)

Abstract

Timely detection and treatment of AF is amongst the Government’s cardiovascular priorities. Several initiatives have demonstrated the potential of AF detection using single-lead electrocardiogram (SLECG) technology in primary care settings, such as general practitioners’ (GP) surgeries. Unfortunately, some AF patients, including those from ethnic minorities, may not routinely engage with main-stream healthcare and may go undetected. Compared to White British, South Asians have a higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, however fewer are diagnosed with AF. This study aimed to ascertain the feasibility of opportunistic AF screening within a South Asian community delivered by supervised pharmacy undergraduates using SL-ECG devices.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Medway School of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Sukvinder Bhamra
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2021 12:58 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2021 18:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/91871 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

University of Kent Author Information

Bhamra, Sukvinder K..

Creator's ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0032-0552
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