Table 2

Screened population medical history and current medication

Total populationPossible AFConfirmed AF
N=3555 (%)N=101 (%)N=45 (%)
Medical history
 Hypertension2168 (61)58 (57)27 (60)
 Previous cardiovascular disease*500 (14)15 (15)8 (18)
 Heart failure184 (5)9 (9)5 (11)
 Previous history AF†38 (1)6 (6)4 (9)
 Peripheral vascular disease55 (1)00
 Stroke/TIA214 (6)9 (9)3 (7)
 Intracranial bleed11 (0.3)00
 Diabetes651 (18)23 (23)12 (27)
 Thyroid disease322 (9)6 (6)2 (4)
 Renal disease219 (6)6 (6)0
Current medication
 Cholesterol lowering agent2065 (58%)56 (55%)22 (49%)
 ACE Inhibitors1330 (37%)36 (36%)18 (40%)
 Angiotensin receptor blockers297 (8%)8 (8%)4 (9%)
 Calcium channel blocker942 (26%)27 (27%)10 (22%)
 Diuretic539 (15%)17 (17%)6 (13%)
 Antithrombotic‡1247 (35%)46 (45%)26 (58%)
 Beta blocker799 (22%)35 (35%)18 (40%)
 Antiarrhythmic26 (0.7%)1 (1%)1 (2%)
 Digoxin9 (0.2%)00
 Thyroid replacement therapy350 (10%)6 (6%)2 (4%)
  • *Previous cardiovascular disease (CVD) including (CVD)/myocardial infarction/coronary artery bypass grafting.

  • †People who had previous diagnosis of AF and no longer have a current diagnosis.

  • ‡Antithrombotic including: warfarin, aspirin and direct oral anticoagulation.

  • AF, atrial fibrillation; TIA, trans ischaemic attack.