Case 4: Iain

Iain at home in his chair

Iain is an 81 year old, retired joiner who lives independently with his wife, playing golf twice a week. He is in good health although has raised blood pressure and atrial fibrillation. He is on Bendroflumethiazide and Apixaban.

Iain's ECG showing atrial fibrillation
The top rhythm strip shows an irregular pulse with no P waves indicating atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with the lower rhythm strip which shows sinus rhythm with a regular rhythm and p waves preceding each QRS complex.