Global atrial fibrillation research
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the commonest sustained cardiac rhythm disorder globally, conferring a major burden of morbidity and mortality especially in the older age population. In Sri Lanka, there is a lack of data on prevalence and risk factors of atrial fibrillation, poor case-finding strategy, poor referral and handover practices, and loss to follow-up. Thus the University of Jaffna in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, UK proposed a study which aimed to identify evidently proven and cost-effective strategies for early AF detection. The obtained AF and risk for AF patient details, through this study, will be entered as EMR (Electronic Medical Records) and a mHealth platform will be adapted from the base hospital to tertiary hospital level and thus the AF and possible AF risk patient can be effectively managed.