Long Term Continuous ECG Monitoring Improves Detection for A Fib
May 12, 2014
New evidence was released at the Heart Rhythm Society meeting from iRhythm Technologies about several clinical studies using the company’s long term continuous ECG monitoring technology aimed at the identification of atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias.
The results of several studies were released at the Heart Rhythm Society meeting. The most significant results come from a study of 76 patients that found long term continuous ECG monitoring with the ZIO™ Patch detected almost 5 times (24%) more A Fib than the traditional 24 hour Holter monitor (5%). In this study, the average length of the continuous ECG monitor was 11 days versus a standard 24 hours. This study is significant as the results may indicate that if the length (duration) of a continuous ECG Study may consistently yield greater results in detection of Atrial Fibrillation. Experts believe early detection can lead to more effective methods of management to avoid potential stroke.