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AFA EU Healthcare Pioneers – Defining Best Practice In AF 2016

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The 2016 EU Healthcare Pioneers Report captures the best practice principles and case studies to show ways to improve detection (screening and diagnosis), protection (to prevent an AF-related stroke through anticoagulation therapy, with left atrial appendage closure an alternative for some patients who cannot be managed long term with anticoagulation therapy) and correction (treatment of the irregular heart rhythm).

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Independent evaluation of the AHSN Network mobile ECG roll-out programme

The national roll out of mobile ECG devices by Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) was born out of a system-wide procurement initiative to promote the uptake of a digital technology (mobile ECG). This was a novel approach to facilitate innovation adoption which prompted the AHSN Network to commission an independent evaluation of the roll out, at AHSN level, to understand its effectiveness, and in particular what can be learned about: the environments in which the devices are most effective, what characterises an effective implementation package, the impact on the market place, patients (through AF detection) and providers; and the health economic aspects of this type of programme.

Clinical guide for the management of anticoagulant services during the coronavirus pandemic

Anticoagulant services may not seem to be in the frontline with coronavirus but we do have a key role in continuing to keep patients on anticoagulants as safe as possible; this must be planned. In response to pressures on the NHS, the way we deliver anticoagulants may need to change. We should seek the best local solutions to continue the safe management of patients on anticoagulation while protecting resources for the response to coronavirus

Public Health England CVD Ambitions

A new coalition led by Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England has announced the first ever national ambitions to improve the detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol (A-B-C) – the major causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
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