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Atrial fibrillation detection in the community

Community-based asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) detection using hand held echocardiograms (ECGs)

Clinical champion: Piers Clifford, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


  • Increase early identification and diagnosis of AF and other potentially detect heart rhythm conditions
  • Improve quality of care for identified patients through appropriate treatment and medical intervention
  • Prevent newly diagnosed AF patient suffering stroke at a later date
  • Raising general awareness of AF and supporting heart charities’ fundraising


  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Stroke Association