Services Database Identification of AF in the Community
An atrial fibrillation (AF) scanning initiative which was funded by Alliance Healthcare's Alphega. The pilot ran across six Kent pharmacies.
The AF Screening Service provided patients with a consultation which gathered information about their lifestyle and current medical conditions and screened them for AF. Patients who had AF detected then had an electrocardiogram, which gave a more detailed picture of their heart rhythm and electrical activity.
There were four main stages to the service:
Stage 1 – Identification
Stage 2 – Engagement
Stage 3 – Measurements
Stage 4 – Feedback and support
This was not a commissioned service.
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Not a commissioned service
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