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...Expand abstract
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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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