Hubby wen for a blood test 10 days ago and had a flu jab at the same time. It was with the lady that just does the bood test, but she took his pulse saying that all patients having flu jabs they have to test their heartrate to look for AF. She found it was very irregularand rapid and booked a ECG for 5 days later. Hubby came home took his bp and heart rate and all perfect. Went for ECG perfect - wish mine looked like that. Nurse who did ECG was quite cross, asked who took the pulse rate, when told who muttered under her breath!!
So this will mainly apply to us mostly oldies enitled to free jabs and those entitled for other medical problems. But how many Afers will it pick up, those with persistent/permanent AF (probably already diagnosed) and the odd person who is having an episode at the time. I suppose something is better than nothing! Anyone know of any other surgeries doing this.