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It takes a minute: check your patient's pulse to see if they are in atrial fibrillation

Publication date: Monday, 06 June 2011
Contributor(s): Andrew Jackson

The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasing with the ageing population. It is well worth detecting and treating as it carries a significant risk of debilitating disease, including stroke and heart failure. This article explains some of the health risks and describes simple actions that can play an important part in both the prevention and management of AF and its consequences.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 8, Number 1, Apr-May-Jun 2011
Print edition page(s): S3
Contributor(s): Andrew Jackson

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