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August 2011 Br J Cardiol 2011;18:153-154

Latest news from the world of cardiology

BJCardio Staff

Abstract

Future improvements Ongoing improvements were also showcased at the NHSI event. These included the reduction of strokes attributable to atrial fibrillation (AF) through use of the Guidance on Risk Assessment for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (GRASP-AF) risk management tool. Used by GP practices to identify patients registered for AF, it highlights patients with a CHADS2 score of 2 or more not currently receiving anticoagulant treatment. Identified patients can be reviewed for suitability for anticoagulation, to reduce overall stroke mortality. NHSI is committed to increasing GRASP-AF use from 830 to 2,000 GP practices by April 2012

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