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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 ... read more

Atrial fibrillation and heart valve disease: self-monitoring coagulation status using point-of-care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system)

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Early prolonged ambulatory cardiac European Journal of Medical Research Open Access monitoring in stroke (EPACS): an open-label randomised controlled trial

Cardioembolism in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is a preventable cause of transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or ischaemic stroke; ... read more

Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Cryptogenic Stroke

Atrial fibrillation is a leading preventable cause of recurrent stroke for which early detection and treatment are critical. However, ... read more

Cryptogenic Stroke and Underlying Atrial Fibrillation

Current guidelines recommend at least 24 hours of electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring after an ischemic stroke to rule out atrial ... read more

Opportunistic Atrial Fibrillation (AF) screening in a podiatry setting, Torbay, Devon

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrthymia and often goes unnoticed until complications occur, the most significant ... read more

AF Standard Operating Procedure Final

The purpose of this document is to use a standardised and comprehensive process to check podiatry patients for possibly atrial ... read more

Diabetes Podiatry and Atrial Fibrillation

Pilot work in County Durham & Darlington showed that for every 500 people having their annual diabetes foot check, 1 new ... read more

Using Kardia by AliveCor

Tips to take a good reading using the AliveCor. Including possible outcomes and recommended action. read more

Mike Larking from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service – Diagnostick Video

Mike Larking from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service – Diagnostick Video

Mike Larking from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service tells how fire crews are supporting the Innovation Agency by testing pulses during ... read more

Dr Alena Machell – Kardia Device Readings

Dr Alena Machell – Kardia Device Readings

Dr Alena Machell talks about the use of Kardia to detect AF at her surgery in the Wirral. read more

Merseyside GP Chris Mimnagh who uses the Kardia mobile device on his patients to detect AF

Merseyside GP Chris Mimnagh who uses the Kardia mobile device on his patients to detect AF

GP Chris Mimnagh uses Kardia mobile device to detect AF. read more

Primary Care Talks

Primary Care Talks

Primary Care Talks is a series of podcasts produced by the Eastern AHSN that discuss innovative developments in the primary health and ... read more

Y&H AHSN Atrial Fibrillation: Use of AliveCor in Community Pharmacies (Ireland Wood Pharmacy Leeds)

Y&H AHSN Atrial Fibrillation: Use of AliveCor in Community Pharmacies (Ireland Wood Pharmacy Leeds)

Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network working with community pharmacists to help them identify people with Atrial ... read more

AF Stroke prevention programme in the North West Coast

AF Stroke prevention programme in the North West Coast

Atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm, is a real priority for the health service in the North West Coast as undetected AF can ... read more

Lead-I ECG devices for detecting symptomatic atrial fibrillation using single time point testing in primary care

Evidence-based recommendations on lead-I electrocardiogram (ECG) devices (imPulse, Kardia Mobile, MyDiagnostick and Zenicor-ECG) for ... read more

HIN AF Detection Device Review Link

Health Innovation Network’s AF Detection Devices Review – This report aims to capture current practice, summarise the ... read more

QIPP Case Study – Microlife Link

QiPP Case study, use of Microlife Watch BP Home A. NHS Erewash CCG Board identified the reduction of health inequalities with a ... read more

Using mobile ECG devices to increase detection of AF

This paper outlines the experience and learning from one AHSN, aiming to review the feasibility of using mobile ECG devices in a range ... read more

Mobile ECG Evaluation Report

The rollout of mobile ECG devices by the Academic Health Science Network programme was established to test if an intervention in the ... read more

Opportunistic testing for Atrial Fibrillation using Alivecor in an Urgent Care Centre

It is well-known that early identification of atrial fibrillation (AF) has the ability to reduce AF-related strokes that are associated read more

North East and North Cumbria AHSN – Implementation of a Small Hand-Held Pulse- Checking Device

In the North East and North Cumbria region, 86,626 people are estimated to be living with AF, with approximately 16,209 of those ... read more

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for ECG Machine

An ECG is a simple and useful test which records and traces the rhythm and electrical activity of the heart. The aim of the ECG ... read more

Pulse checks for Atrial Fibrillation detection during diabetes foot checks

This case study discusses whether training podiatrists to provide opportunistic screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) during read more

Kardia in ED Paper

Multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a smartphone-based event recorder alongside standard care versus standard care for patients read more

YHAHSN – Working together to help reduce stroke risk

This document discusses the effect AF and strokes have on patients and how the number of AF-related strokes can be avoided through ... read more

Oxleas RCPsych Conference Mobile ECG Poster

This information poster discusses the use of single-lead ECGs. It evaluates the quality, the accuracy and compares the QTc of ... read more

AF detection in GSTT podiatry paper for podiatry now

This case study covers the importance of early detection and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors to help patients live longer. read more

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