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Atrial fibrillation: giving your patients the best care

Publication date: Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Contributor(s): Bev Cox

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a condition that we are seeing more and more in general practice, with the increasingly ageing population. It is an important risk factor for stroke – particularly in older people – making it a good candidate for primary care teams to target in efforts to prevent cardiovascular disease. In this article, we explore how to diagnose and treat, using a case study to guide us through the key issues.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 5, Number 1, January-February 2008
Print edition page(s): 42-46
Contributor(s): Bev Cox

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