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Feasibility of cardiac holter monitors for detecting arrhythmias in general practice

Our local digihealthwell team and other clinicians leading on best practice in the management of cardiac conditions and especially atrial fibrillation (AF), have been recognised as one of 10 national AF Pioneers by the AF Association as a Healthcare Pioneer – Showcasing best practice in AF, 2022


See the AFA Pioneers Report case study: Feasibility of cardiac Holter monitors for detecting cardiac arrhythmias in general practice, has now been published in the AF Assoc Healthcare Pioneers Report 2022 – showcasing best practice – which can be accessed via: https://www.heartrhythmalliance.org/afa/uk/healthcare-pioneers-report/case-studies/52

Dr Ruth Chambers OBE: “I am thrilled that my team and I have been recognised as AF Pioneers. Detecting AF can be challenging if the AF is paroxysmal and doubly challenging in the context of COVID-19 when seeing patients face-to-face is difficult. We found a way to address these issues in selected Staffordshire general practices and I hope we inspire others to do the same."

Contributors to our AF Pioneers work that made this happen are:


Dr. Sayed Irfan Kazi, MB BS, Internal Medicine Trainee Year 2, Intensive Care, Royal Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals, England


Dr. Aaditya Kodamanchile, MB BS Internal Medicine Trainee, Royal Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals, England


Dr. Faraz Ahmed, MB BS, GPST2 West Midlands Deanery, elderly care University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust ST4 6QG


Dr. Thanh T. Phan, BMedSc (Hons) MBChB (Hons) PhD FRCP FACC FESC Consultant Cardiologist/Electrophysiologist, Heart & Lung Department

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust ST4 6QG


Dr Marcelino Ruiz-Martin, GP principal, Newcastle-u-Lyme, Staffordshire


Ms Sophie Ward, project support manager, Wavemaker CIC


Dr. Ruth Chambers OBE, FRCGP, MD, Clinical lead for technology enabled care services programme, Staffordshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership’s (now Integrated Care System) Digital Workstream, UK




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