Atrial Fibrillation
Disease or condition

Mass screening for atrial fibrillation in the over-75s using handheld devices integrated with a central monitoring service

Study description/purpose

Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition where the heart beats with an abnormal rhythm and is an increasingly common health issue in Australia. It affects people over 75 years of age more frequently than other age groups. If not diagnosed and treated correctly, atrial fibrillation can result in significant problems, including stroke. The study aims to evaluate the practicalities of monitoring many individual’s ECG recordings to increase detection of atrial fibrillation. By asking participants to use a wireless portable smart device, from the comfort of their home, for just a minute day, we aim to identify people who may have this condition and connect them with health services that can help manage this condition appropriately.

Recruitment criteria

Inclusion criteria

Exclusion criteria:

What’s involved

Participants will receive training in the use of handheld mobile ECG detection devices (AliveCor Kardia) and support from the research centre if atrial fibrillation is detected

Benefits (gift cards, etc)


Study sponsor/funder

Westmead Applied Research Centre, The University of Sydney

Research team contacts

Vishal Gopal

Email: [email protected]