Case builds for mass AF screening

The case for primary care screening for atrial fibrillation has been bolstered by impressive results from a Swedish program, according to Australian researchers.

A prospective study of screening of 7173 people at the age of 75 with single-lead ECG found a 3% incidence of atrial fibrillation in the population, almost all of whom went on to receive anticoagulants for stroke prevention.

The study