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Effectiveness of systematic screening for the detection of atrial fibrillation

  1. Patrick S Moran1,*,
  2. Martin J Flattery1,
  3. Conor Teljeur1,
  4. Mairin Ryan1,
  5. Susan M Smith2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Heart Group

Published Online: 30 APR 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 22 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009586.pub2


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Moran PS, Flattery MJ, Teljeur C, Ryan M, Smith SM. Effectiveness of systematic screening for the detection of atrial fibrillation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD009586. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009586.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Health Information and Quality Authority, Health Technology Assessment, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 2

    Royal College of Surgeons, Department of General Practice, Dublin, Ireland

*Patrick S Moran, Health Technology Assessment, Health Information and Quality Authority, George's Court, George's Lane, Smithfield, Dublin, Dublin, D7, Ireland. patrick.s.moran@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 30 APR 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Detection of new cases of atrial fibrillation versus routine practice, Outcome 1 Systematic Screening versus Routine Practice.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Detection of new cases of atrial fibrillation versus routine practice, Outcome 2 Opportunistic Screening versus Routine Practice.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Detection of new cases of atrial fibrillation versus routine practice, Outcome 3 Gender Subgroups (Systematic).
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Detection of new cases of atrial fibrillation versus routine practice, Outcome 4 Age Subgroups (Systematic).
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Detection of new cases of atrial fibrillation versus routine practice, Outcome 5 Gender Subgroups (Opportunistic).
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Detection of new cases of atrial fibrillation versus routine practice, Outcome 6 Age Subgroups (Opportunistic).
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Detection of new cases of atrial fibrillation versus other screening, Outcome 1 Systematic versus Opportunistic Screening.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Detection of new cases of atrial fibrillation versus other screening, Outcome 2 Gender Subgroups.
[Analysis 2.3]
Analysis 2.3. Comparison 2 Detection of new cases of atrial fibrillation versus other screening, Outcome 3 Age Subgroups.