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PIAAF-Family Practice

Official Title

Program for the Identification of “Actionable” Atrial Fibrillation in the Family Practice Setting

Status

Ongoing

Overview

To find Atrial Fibrillation (AF) among patients 65 years of age or older, a family practice based screening program that will be implemented using three simple methods– manual pulse check, single lead handheld ECG and blood pressure machine with automated AF detection algorithms.

Study Design

Cohort study

Primary Endpoint

Primary outcomes will be sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio and negative likelihood ratio of each screening test in the Family Practice setting. Secondary outcomes will look at the cost effectiveness of screening, OAC prescription rates, risk factors and user feedback from the screening tools

Number of Patients

2950

Number of Sites

30

Number of Countries

1

Study Period

2014–2015

Principal Investigator

Russell Quinn, Noah Ivers, David Gladstone, Jeff Healey

Program Manager

Kimberly Begley

Research Coordinator

Andrea Ling