Aussie AF guidelines at odds with US advice

People over 65 'should be opportunistically screened'

People over 65 should be opportunistically screened for AF, new Australian guidelines say.


Devices that provide a medical-quality ECG trace are preferred to pulse-taking or pulse-based devices for screening because an ECG is required to confirm the diagnosis,” according to the recommendations developed by the National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and published last week.

However, the advice is at odds with a new US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) position statement, released today, that argues current evidence does