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Accuracy of diagnosing atrial fibrillation on electrocardiogram by primary care practitioners and interpretative diagnostic software: analysis of data from screening for atrial fibrillation in the elderly (SAFE) trial.

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the accuracy of general practitioners, practice nurses, and interpretative software in the use of different types of electrocardiogram to diagnose atrial fibrillation. DESIGN: Prospective comparison with reference standard of assessment of electrocardiograms by two independent specialists. SETTING: 49 general practices in central England. PARTICIPANTS: 2595 patients aged 65 or over screened for atrial fibrillation as part of the screening for atrial fibrillation in the e...

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10.1136/bmj.39227.551713.ae

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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
335
Issue:
7616
Pages:
380
Publication date:
2007-08-05
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:cb4ade95-4da3-4941-a72c-e327ed0f8544
Source identifiers:
122526
Local pid:
pubs:122526

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