Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute for Health Research (National Institute for Health Research, NIHR-RP-2014-04-026, 349)
Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care - Greater Manchester (CS-2018-18-ST2-010)
Received: 8 January 2021
Accepted: 17 August 2021
First Online: 4 September 2021
: This study is based in part on data from the CPRD, obtained under license from the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The data is from patients who have provided informed consent and collected by the NHS as part of their care and support. This study was approved by the CPRD Independent Scientific Advisory Committee (reference number 18_018R3) prior to release of requested data and has adhered to their guidelines.
: Not applicable.
: James A. Prior, Fay Crawford-Manning, Rebecca Whittle, Alyshah Abdul-Sultan, Carolyn A. Chew-Graham, Sara Muller, Tom A. Shepherd, Athula Sumathipala and Zoe Paskins declare that they have no conflict of interest. Christian D. Mallen has supported a BMS funded non-pharmacological atrial fibrillation screening trial.