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Is screening for AF worthwhile? Stroke risk in a screened population from the SAFE study.

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INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an important independent risk factor for stroke and oral anticoagulation therapy provides a highly effective treatment to reduce this risk. Active screening strategies improve detection of AF in comparison with routine care; however, whether screen-detected patients have stroke risk profiles favouring anticoagulation is unclear. Using data derived from the screening for AF in the elderly (SAFE) study, the aim of this article was to determine if patien...

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10.1093/fampra/cmu011

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Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Family practice
Volume:
31
Issue:
3
Pages:
298-302
Publication date:
2014-06-05
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EISSN:
1460-2229
ISSN:
0263-2136
URN:
uuid:c295bc51-af8a-4dc1-b971-95e21b0aaf15
Source identifiers:
465875
Local pid:
pubs:465875

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