Episode 129: How to follow-up younger patients with atrial fibrillation and reassess stroke risk in general practice

In this episode, we talk to Professor Jonathan Man who is Professor of Primary Care and Head of the Primary Care Unit within the Department of Public Health & Primary Care in the University of Cambridge.

Title of paper: Progression of stroke risk in atrial fibrillation: Cohort study in general practice

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New technologies are likely to result in younger people being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation who do not require anticoagulation treatment at diagnosis. There are few data to inform follow up of such people. Risk of development of hypertension and heart failure was found to be high in this group (indications for anticoagulation), suggesting that more frequent review is required as compared to the general population.

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