The use of AliveCor ECG devices as part of a regionwide programme co-ordinated by KSS AHSN is continuing to find new patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).
From April 2018 to November 2019, across Kent, Surrey and Sussex there have been 13,175 traces taken to date, detecting 1,352 possible AF results. This equates to approximately 54 AF-related strokes saved.
Avoiding debilitating effects on individuals, and provided all possible AF results are confirmed AF and anti-coagulated, this means avoiding costs to state-funded health and social care of £2.24m over five years.
Make your data count
If you are using an AliveCor Device to check patients, no matter whether the device is old, new, through this project, another project, or you bought it from Amazon, then please make your data count!
it is critical every member of the clinical team using any AliveCor device registers themselves to participate via this link: https://ahsn.ecgod.co.uk/register
If you are not using the AliveCor devices we gave you from this project, please can you return, by recorded delivery, the device/s to us in their original box for re-distribution.
Please send to: Vick Sharma / AF Team, Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network, Wentworth House, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley, RH11 7DH.
Purchasing more AliveCor devices
If your organisation, PCN or Practice wish to purchase AliveCor devices to enhance the clinical toolkit and help reduce the AF prevalence gap, please contact us as we can connect you with AliveCor to purchase the devices at a discounted rate.
We will also provide you with all the supporting documents, training and resources to be NHS IG compliant, and for all those that register we will report the activity data for you monthly.