iPhone ECG screening by practice nurses and receptionists for atrial fibrillation in general practice: the GP-SEARCH qualitative pilot study.

DISCUSSION: AF screening in general practice is feasible. A promising model is likely to be one delivered by a practice nurse, but depends on relevant contextual factors for each practice. PMID: 24791776 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Australian Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Aust Fam Physician Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe RhythmPad digital health device and its automated diagnostic report were highly accurate in detecting atrial fibrillation when compared to a standard 12 ‐lead electrocardiogram.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY Source Type: research
Abstract Introduction: Various factors such as age and severity of the stroke have been deemed connected with risk of mortality in patients with acute ischemic brain stroke. The present study was performed with the aim of evaluating the role of electrocardiogram (ECG) changes in predicting the outcome of these patients. Methods: In this cohort study, patients who had presented to the emergency department of a teaching hospital during 1 year and were diagnosed with acute ischemic stroke were evaluated. Demographic data and 12-lead ECG findings of the patients were gathered and their relationship with 1-year mo...
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
Abstract Atrial Fibrillation (AF) may be diagnosed due to symptoms, or it may be found as an incidental electrocardiogram (ECG) finding, or by implanted devices recordings in asymptomatic patients. While anticoagulation, according to individual risk profile, has proven definitely beneficial in terms of prognosis, rhythm control strategies only demonstrated consistent benefits in terms of quality of life. In fact, evidence collected by observational data showed significant benefits in terms of mortality, stroke incidence, and prevention of cognitive impairment for patients referred to AF catheter ablation compared ...
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
ECGs are often insufficient to detect atrial fibrillation, leaving patients open to potential stroke. A new artificial intelligence model rapidly identifies AF, even during sinus rhythm.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Zachi I Attia, Peter A Noseworthy, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Samuel J Asirvatham, Abhishek J Deshmukh, Bernard J Gersh, Rickey E Carter, Xiaoxi Yao, Alejandro A Rabinstein, Brad J Erickson, Suraj Kapa, Paul A FriedmanSummaryBackgroundAtrial fibrillation is frequently asymptomatic and thus underdetected but is associated with stroke, heart failure, and death. Existing screening methods require prolonged monitoring and are limited by cost and low yield. We aimed to develop a rapid, inexpensive, point-of-care means of identifying patients with atrial ...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our study highlights the importance of screening for AF in the primary care setting in Brazil and identifies important gaps in the treatment of AF in this population. PMID: 31320151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Subclinical NOAF is common after TAVR, usually occurs months after hospital discharge, and is associated with lack of anticoagulation therapy and increased risk of stroke. Prolonged surveillance of subclinical NOAF may be warranted after TAVR. PMID: 31257211 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Jeffrey M. Ashburner, Steven J. Atlas, David D. McManus, Yuchiao Chang, Ana T. Trisini Lipsanopoulos, Leila H. Borowsky, Wyliena Guan, Wei He, Patrick T. Ellinor, Daniel E. Singer, Steven A. LubitzAbstractGiven the preventable morbidity and mortality associated with atrial fibrillation (AF), increased awareness of undiagnosed AF, and advances in mobile ECG technology, there is a critical need to assess the effectiveness of using such technology to routinely screen for AF in clinical practice. VITAL-AF is a pragmatic trial that will test...
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
We describe a 45-year-old man who presented with nausea, vomiting, and strong occipital headache on the right side. Although no abnormalities on neurological examination or computed tomography imaging were found on admission, peripheral blood cell counts showed polycythemia (hemoglobin 20.6 g/dL) and electrocardiography demonstrated atrial fibrillation. Therefore, anticoagulant treatment with heparin was started immediately. On the following day, the occipital headache continued. Brain T2*-weighted (T2*WI) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and, to a lesser extent, susceptibility-weighted imaging showed dilation of numerous ...
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The iECG device was well accepted within ACCHSs and was feasible to use to screen for AF among Aboriginal patients. Implications for public health: The device can be used in clinical and community settings to screen Aboriginal people for atrial fibrillation to help reduce rates of stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. PMID: 31141280 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research
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