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GPs set for incentives to screen for atrial fibrillation

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Is it really so much hassle to take a person's pulse when they have come into the surgery anyway? And, if that person is elderly, overweight, has heart problems etc, isn't this doubly so? In fact, I'd go so far as to suggest checking the pulse should be done as a matter of course. The pulse will tell you so much about about someone's general health. Why is it so many doctors seem to think they shouldn't touch the patient at all these days? Get a grip. It only takes seconds!

Posted date

03 Aug 2016

Posted time

11:56am

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