“Dr Mandy Baum MRCGP: Atrial Fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat. The Patient will normally not get any symptoms of it. Why it’s so significant is because it dramatically increases your chances of having a stroke… …This gives you an extra add on now, they’re in your room, you’re not sending them to any Hospital it’s very calm, it’s very relaxed…
Dr Bradley Porter : we’ve started already to pick up Patients that otherwise would’ve had undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation potentially for many years to come. You’re looking at 25,000 Patients that potentially we could prevent strokes on. The per Patient cost is £15,000 to £35,000 per year for the first 5 years alone and that’s just the direct cost of the care for a (Patient who has suffered a) stroke…”
NHS Hospitals don’t have a Stroke Prevention department but GP Practices in West London now do with the help of Samsung Mobile UK and Alivecor (the company that developed and sells the made for mobile Alivecor ECG – the world’s fastest selling ECG machine). Imagine how much more impact could be had if this initiative could be expanded right across the whole of the NHS? (it is thought that there are 250,000 Patients in the UK with undiagnosed AF).
Treat your Mobile to an ECG machine today (for just £99) and like everyone here become an AFer and help people you know and meet with to avoid strokes that would otherwise cause untold pain to families.