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Primary Care Atrial Fibrillation Pathway

Primary Care AF pathway for patients with suspected Atrial Fibrillation. read more

SWAHSN Atrial Fibrillation Poster – Opportunistic AF screening in a podiatry setting

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

Know Your Pulse: Raising awareness to reduce atrial fibrillation-related strokes for the public and health professionals

The Innovation Agency, North West Coast Academic Health Science Network has run several campaigns to help highlight awareness of Atrial read more

Overview of AF – Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate

AF is a condition that affects the heart, causing it to beat irregularly and too fast. When this happens, blood does not flow ... read more

BHF Link – checking your pulse

How to check your pulse. You may be able to tell if you have a regular or irregular heart beat by checking your pulse. This is ... read more

North West Coast AHSN – Identification of AF Link

North West Coast AHSN. Innovative approaches to increase the identification of AF in the community and primary care. Including MyDiagnostick. read more

Know Your Pulse PDF Link

Know Your Pulse PDF Handout – Arrhythmia Alliance read more

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG Link

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG Locally Commissioned Service Specification for AF Check in Influenza Vaccination Programme. read more

AHSN North East and Cumbria Podiatry Link

The Academic Health Science Network for North East and Cumbria, Podiatry and AF case finding. Patients with diabetes undergo an annual ... read more

Bromley CCG Pulse Check Link

Bromley CCG has embedded pulse checks within all of their commissioned services. read more

NHS Health Check Link

Embed pulse checks in commissioning plans to include them in all routine clinical practice, e.g. flu vaccination clinics, clinic visits read more

Opportunistic pulse checks in primary care to improve recognition of atrial fibrillation

This case study evaluates the impact of a systematic programme to promote pulse regularity checks in general practice on their uptake ... read more

Intervention to improve pulse regularity check over age 65 years

A list of how to improve pulse checks for patients age 65 years and over. Including educational sessions, on screen alerts and ... read more

Diabetes Podiatry & Atrial Fibrillation Brochure

A three-month pilot foot pulse-checking project aimed at increasing the diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) identified a number ... read more

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