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Over-65s get extra heart check

16th January 2013

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has backed a new blood pressure measuring device which can also detect Atrial Fibrillation (AF).

NICE says GPs could use it routinely to spot more patients - particularly over-65s - with AF, which is a condition where people have an erratic and often fast heartbeat. It affects 800,000 people in the UK and is a major cause of stroke. The device NICE recommends in England is called WatchBP Home A and looks like a normal blood pressure monitor but can also check the pulse of a patient.


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