Systematic ECG Screening for Atrial Fibrillation Among 75 Year Old Subjects in the Region of Stockholm and Halland, Sweden

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The purpose of this study is to determine whether screening for atrial fibrillation by intermittent ECG recording and initiation of anticoagulation treatment among high risk individuals is cost-effective and can lower the incidence of stroke.



  • ECG screening for atrial fibrillation Other
    Intervention Desc: ECG screening for atrial fibrillation with intermittent ECG recording for 14 days. Introduction of anticoagulants in the case of atrial fibrillation.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: ECG screening

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Prevention
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Reduced incidence of stroke among 75 year old subjects. Five years. Interim analysis after 3 years. Yes
Secondary Cost effectivity Five years No