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Screen for abnormal heart rhythm in older people to reduce stroke risk: white paper

Widespread screening for atrial fibrillation (AF), an irregular heart rhythm that can cause blood clots to form in the heart and travel to the brain, in people aged 65 years and over could reduce the risk of strokes and premature deaths, a collaboration of experts has said in a recent white paper.

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