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Detection and diagnosis of atrial fibrillation

ACNAP webinar

10/03/2020 18:00 10/03/2020 19:00 Europe/Paris Detection and diagnosis of atrial fibrillation

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Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (ACNAP) DD/MM/YYYY
Association of Cardiovascular Nursing & Allied Professions
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiovascular Nursing

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Learning Objectives

After watching this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the current evidence for AF case-finding;
  • Know what technology is available to enhance diagnosis; and
  • Be able to identify AF on an ECG.


At least 1/3 ischaemic strokes occur as a result of atrial fibrillation (AF). Early detection of AF and appropriate management can reduce the risk of stroke by 2/3. At least 40% of AF is asymptomatic, so case-finding in those at greatest risk of stroke has been shown to be cost-effective, readily acceptable and scalable. This webinar will focus on contemporary tools to diagnose AF.

Need assessment and educational expected outcome

People living with AF face a range of challenges both in understanding and accessing effective care. Even when the care provided is optimal, low adherence can increase the risk of complications. This webinar will complement and enhance the previous webinars by helping health professionals to understand and address patient engagement.

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freedman-ben-2019.jpgProf. Ben Freedman, FAHA, FACC, FESC
Heart Research Institute and University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia


Lis Neubeck_photo.jpgProf. Lis Neubeck, FESC
School of Health and Social Care, Sighthill
Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Session information

This webinar addresses nurses, allied professionals, cardiologists in training, general practitioners, and those who express an interest in atrial fibrillation, wishing to update their scientific knowledge on the topic.

During the webinar, you will be encouraged to send your questions by chat and interact with our key opinion leaders who will provide live feedback.

Technical settings

The webinar is available on PC and tablets. The use of a smartphone is not recommended.

To answer the MCQs during the live event, you must allow pop-up windows on your device.

A high-speed Internet connection is required (minimum 2 Mbps).