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Consumer-led screening for atrial fibrillation: What is the next step?

      Atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasingly prevalent in the general population and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Opportunistic screening for AF is now a class I indication in the most recent 2020 guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology (
      • Hindrickx G.
      • Potpara T.
      • Dagres N.
      • Arbelo E.
      • Bax J.J.
      • Blomstrom-Ludqvist C.
      • Boriani G.
      • Castella M.
      • Da G.A.
      • Dilaveris P.E.
      • Fauchier L.
      • Filippatos G.
      • Kalman J.M.
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      • Lane D.A.
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      • Van Gelder I.C.
      • Van Putte B.P.
      • Watkins C.L
      2020 ESC guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with the European Association for cardio-thoracic surgery (EACTS).
      ). Systematic ECG screening should also be considered to detect AF in individuals aged >75 years, or those at high risk for stroke.
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