Official launch of the 2017 Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Campaign at Federal Parliament in Canberra with the screening of the Australian Health minister Greg Hunt MP. The Australian charity Hearts4heart and the digital health start-up BEPATIENT are partnering for the second year to support the national screening campaign for Atrial Fibrillation across Australia and New Zealand.
Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt MP being screened
for Atrial Fibrillation at Federal Parliament with
Tanya Hall – CEO at Hearts4heart &
Gaël Clerc – CTO de BEPATIENT
Atrial Fibrillation is a heart rhythm disorder that affects more than 460,000 Australians and 100,000 New Zealanders.
This irregular heart rhythm problem can increase the risk of having a stroke by 5-6 times and be fatal if it is not treated. With around 30% of the population having the condition and not knowing it yet, early detection and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation to lower the risks for stroke and heart failure are essential.
A 10 minute check for a healthy heart!
From the 18th to the 24th of September, more than 100 hospitals and pharmacies across Australia and New Zealand will be using BEPATIENT’s POP Station application to screen the population for Atrial Fibrillation.
The POP Station for AF screening is a digital solution powered by BEPATIENT which enables healthcare professionals to evaluate each participant’s risks of developing Atrial Fibrillation in the next 5 years, by collecting their health information including blood pressure and ECG readings and assessing their results.