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Response to: ’Screening for atrial fibrillation in hospitalised geriatric patients' by Tavernier et al
  1. Mark Lown1,
  2. Benoy N Shah2,
  3. Simon J Corbett2,
  4. Arthur Yue2,
  5. Paul Little1,
  6. Michael Moore1
  1. 1 Department of Primary Care and Population Science, University of Southampton Faculty of Health Sciences, Southampton, UK
  2. 2 Wessex Cardiac Centre, University Hospital Southampton
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mark Lown, Department of Primary Care and Population Science, University of Southampton Faculty of Health Sciences, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK; m.lown{at}soton.ac.uk

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​To The Editor We read with interest the article by Tavernier et al regarding screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) in hospitalised geriatric patients and the feasibility to identify a significant number of patients (over 10% more than routine care) with AF who may benefit from anticoagulation.1 A new diagnosis of AF could prompt more vigilant heart rate monitoring and potentially prevent tachycardia-related cardiomyopathy.2 The authors have not …

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