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Pharmacy moves to forefront of stroke risk detection

Pharmacy is set to play a major role in potentially reducing community stroke risk, with the introduction of new technology to specifically assess the two greatest risk factors for stroke.

Combining simultaneous blood pressure measurement and specific detection of atrial fibrillation (AF), the range of Microlife blood pressure monitors with AFIB technology has been welcomed by medical experts who describe opportunistic screening as an “important way to identify many of the 100,000 Australians with undiagnosed atrial fibrillation