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The effectiveness of a mobile ECG device in identifying AF: sensitivity, specificity and predictive value

April 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:70–2 doi:10.5837/bjc.2015.013 Online First

The effectiveness of a mobile ECG device in identifying AF: sensitivity, specificity and predictive value

Jonathan Williams, Keith Pearce, Ivan Benett

Abstract

Introduction People with atrial fibrillation (AF) are five times more likely to have a stroke.1 AF is an increasing problem as our population gets older.2 It is, therefore, important to be able to identify this condition as early as possible, when intervention with anticoagulation can prevent stroke, as is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), in most cases.3 Several studies have attempted to identify the most effective way of screening for, or case-finding, AF.4-7 The gold standard for diagnosis of AF is a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). However, the 12-lead ECG is an impractical diagnostic tool for a

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October 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:123 Online First

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BJCardio Staff

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Two more monitors will be given away to UK health practices each quarter. Our draw is open to all UK healthcare professionals who currently receive a print copy of the journal, and wish to switch to a digital-only subscription. To enter, please sign up by clicking on the ‘Register‘ tab (above right). Enter your details, and add ‘Switch’ in the box when prompted. Users who are already registered on our website and wish to enter the draw should log in as usual above and click on ‘Amend your profile‘. Enter ‘Switch’ in the box when prompted. Ensure you click ‘Update your profile’ at the bottom of the page before exiting.

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July 2014

Switch to digital prize winners

BJCardio Staff

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Professor John Somauroo Ms Hannah Manos   Two more monitors will be given away to UK health practices each quarter. Our draw is open to all UK healthcare professionals who currently receive a print copy of the journal, and wish to switch to a digital-only subscription. To enter, please sign up by clicking on the ‘Register‘ tab (above right). Enter your details, and add ‘Switch’ in the box when prompted. Users who are already registered on our website and wish to enter the draw should log in as usual above and click on ‘Amend your profile‘. Enter ‘Switch’ in the box when prompted. Ensure you click ‘Update your profile

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