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Case study: Optimising detection and stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation

Case study: Optimising detection and stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation

Publication date: Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Contributor(s): Dr Chris Arden

In 2015 West Hampshire CCG (WHCCG) recognised that there was a significant burden of undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF), which was resulting in an excess of preventable strokes. This could be improved by the prescription of anticoagulation in those at increased risk. A brief case study describes how the CCG improved outcomes for high-risk patients.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 2 Number 9 PCCJ Online 2017
Contributor(s): Dr Chris Arden

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