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Accuracy of methods for detecting an irregular pulse and suspected atrial fibrillation: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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Background: Pulse palpation has been recommended as the first step of screening to detect atrial fibrillation. We aimed to determine and compare the accuracy of different methods for detecting pulse irregularities caused by atrial fibrillation. Methods: We systematically searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and LILACS until 16 March 2015. Two reviewers identified eligible studies, extracted data and appraised quality using the QUADAS-2 instrument. Meta-analysis, usi...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/2047487315611347

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Societies, Other & Subsidiary Companies
Department:
Kellogg College
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Role:
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology Journal website
Publication date:
2015-10-13
Acceptance date:
2015-09-22
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EISSN:
2047-4881
ISSN:
2047-4873
Pmid:
26464292
Source identifiers:
583060
Language:
English
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uuid:5a20a015-5b19-480e-9f34-6ff6d2d7987f
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2017-05-08

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