Biomarker and Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation using Electronic Decision Support (EDS)
Funded by the Health Research Council of NZ and approved by HDEC, this study will compare an Electronic Decision Support (EDS) tool with usual care. It will also evaluate the utility of cardiac biomarkers (BNP and troponin) in guiding management of atrial fibrillation.
The study is designed to minimize impact on busy GP practices. The EDS tool is concise and takes just a few minutes to complete. The tool will provide an individualized check list for anticoagulation, steps to reduce bleeding risk, and advice on heart rate control and overall cardiovascular risk management.
IN this short video Professor Ralph Stewart (Cardiologist, Auckland City Hospital) will explain more about the B-SAFE trial and introduce you to the Atrial Fibrillation EDS tool.
Further information on managing atrial fibrillation in primary care is available in this webinar produced by the Goodfellow Unit in association with Professor Ralph Stewart.
In this short video we walk you through getting started with the AF Decision Support Tool