European Geriatric Medicine

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 271–272 | Cite as

Screening and treatment of atrial fibrillation in older patients to prevent stroke and other ischemic complications

  • Isabel Taveira
  • Cláudia Vicente
  • Hipólito Nzwalo
  • José Sousa e Costa
Letter to the editor


Author contribution

All authors have made substantive contributions to the study, and all authors endorse the data and conclusions.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. The authors have no commercial associations or sources of support that might pose a conflict of interest

Ethical approval

The study has been approved by the Internal Medicine Department and the publication of the data has also been approved.

Informed consent

For this type of study formal consent is not required.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stroke UnitLitoral Alentejano HospitalSantiago Do CacémPortugal
  2. 2.Internal Medicine DepartmentLitoral Alentejano HospitalSantiago Do CacémPortugal
  3. 3.Biomedical Sciences and Medicine DepartmentUniversity of AlgarveFaroPortugal
  4. 4.Algarve Biomedical CenterUniversity of AlgarveFaroPortugal

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