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Facilitation of Atrial Fibrillation screening by risk assessment using clinical, echocardiographic and strain variables.

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posted on 2020-09-24, 10:44 authored by Satish Ramkumar
Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm disorder and a leading cause of stroke and heart failure in the community. This thesis examined the role of mass screening for atrial fibrillation. It examines novel clinical and cardiac imaging markers to help identify those at increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation. It develops a risk algorithm which can be applied to develop a mass screening program for atrial fibrillation.


Principal supervisor

Thomas Marwick

Additional supervisor 1

Peter Kistler

Additional supervisor 2

John Kalman

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences