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Prevention of vascular and metabolic disease

Atrial fibrillation

AF is the most common heart arrhythmia; it increases in incidence with age,96,97 affecting less than 1% of patients aged <60 years and between 5% and 15% of patients aged >80 years.98

Systematic screening for AF is not recommended; however, opportunistic screening when taking a blood pressure or at other times appears to be cost effective.99

This event attracts CPD points and can be self recorded

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