Atrial Fibrillation Screening Test

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Heart is one of the most important organs of our bodies. Sadly, heart diseases are very common in our community while Atrial Fibrillation is one of the common heart diseases under the arrhythmia category. Atrial fibrillation happens when electrical impulses fire off in a disorganized manner. When heart beats irregularly in terms of frequency or rhythm, the atrium will not be able to serve its purpose of expelling the blood. The blood trapped in the atrium may thus solidify and form blood clots. If the blood clots flow through the artery and reach the cerebrum, it is possible for the blood clots to block vessels and cause ischemic stroke.

Atrial fibrillation patients usually do not experience explicit symptoms at the early state, and thus, lots of patients do not notice of the deteriorating health condition until stroke occurred. Atrial fibrillation in general do not pose immediate life threats but much higher risk of suffering from fatal stroke or heart failure. Old age is one of the major factors causing atrial fibrillation. The risk of suffering from atrial fibrillation increases together with your age. Regarding the possible serious consequences, it is of paramount importance for us to pay attention to atrial fibrillation and prevent it as soon as possible.

How does the Atrial Fibrillation Screening Test work?

Atrial fibrillation is always difficult to notice as the symptoms are relatively general, for examples, anhelation, dizziness, tiredness and irregular heartbeats. Once the stroke and heart failure have happened, it is too late to receive treatments. Even if the life can be saved, there will very likely to have different Therefore, the sooner we discover the problem of atrial fibrillation, the higher chance to fully recover.

Nowadays, traditional electrocardiogram is never a cheap deal which costs at least a few hundreds of dollars. Many people are deterred from the test by the cost and the long queue. Silveriders is committed to providing atrial fibrillation screening test to identify potential patients. A portable electrocardiograph is used for the simple atrial fibrillation screening test. The testing process is quick and accurate. A medical electrocardiogram with preliminary result can be generated within 30 seconds. The electrocardiogram can be taken as reference for further tests or treatments by the cardiologist.

If suspected atrial fibrillation patients with irregular heartbeats are identified, further examination will be conducted by registered nurses. If necessary, we will refer the cases to cardiologists for follow-up treatments or examination.