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D A Fitzmaurice
Dr D A Fitzmaurice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK; email@example.com
What is the accuracy of different types of electrocardiography (ECG) and different interpreters for diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) in primary care?
blinded comparison of 3 types of ECG interpreted by 3 different groups with 12-lead ECGs read by cardiology consultants (substudy of a randomised controlled trial [Screening for Atrial Fibrillation in the Elderly, SAFE]).
49 primary care practices in central England, UK.
2595 patients from the SAFE intervention group (⩾65 y) who were identified for an ECG because of an irregular pulse on opportunistic screening (n = 238) or were selected randomly to have a 12-lead ECG (n = 2357).
Description of tests:
1 of 3 ECG types was randomly selected for …
Source of funding: Health Technology Assessment Programme.