Cayman Islands Atrial Fibrillation in the Elderly (CAFE) Study
Health City Cayman Islands is leading a stroke prevention study in the Cayman Islands which is the first of its kind in the Caribbean. The study aims to check for the presence of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) in adults 65 years and older using pulse palpation technique and recording an ECG using an iPhone.
What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)?
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is a type of irregular heartbeat which causes blood to pool in the heart and leads to clot formation. Clots can then break off and be carried to the brain, causing a stroke. AFib is more common in the elderly and makes a person 5 times more likely to have a stroke. Many patients are asymptomatic, hence why we are conducting this study.
How can you beat the odds?
Help beat the odds of having an AFib-related stroke by attending a free screening.
How it works?
The screenings are non-invasive, powered by an iPhone app that reads your pulse vibrations. The screening is quick and painless, and requires only 7-10 minutes of your time.
Who should get screened?
Everyone aged 65 and older.
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