PocketECG® Blog. Remote Arrhythmia Monitoring Market

Much Ado about Nothing? Five Things to Know about the USPSTF Report on ECG Screening for AF

Sep 17, 2018 9:10:46 AM / by Marek Dziubinski posted in Market digest


Many cardiologists were no doubt surprised to read accounts of the recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Evidence Report on ECG screening for atrial fibrillation, which included this headline from the American Academy of Family Physicians: “USPSTF: Evidence Lacking on Screening for AFib with ECG”. Without knowing the specifics of the study, it would be easy to misinterpret this to mean that ECG screening does not effectively detect incidents of atrial fibrillation (AF).

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HRS Study: Online, Full Disclosure ECG Monitoring Outperforms Offline Holter and Patches

May 8, 2018 5:06:00 PM / by Marek Dziubinski posted in Market news, Market digest, HRS

Though the precise cause of ischemic stroke cannot be determined in 20 to 40% of cases (cryptogenic stroke), paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is often a major contributing factor.  A wide variety of methods are used to detect PAF with monitoring durations that typically range from 1-30 days. If left untreated, PAF can lead to heart-related complications, including blood clots, stroke, and heart failure.

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Cardiac Monitoring for AF: How Long is Long Enough?

Apr 30, 2018 9:10:00 AM / by Marek Dziubinski posted in Market digest, HRS

New Data on the Relationship Between Monitoring Duration and Diagnostic Yield in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Will be Presented at HRS

What is the optimal duration of cardiac monitoring for detection of atrial fibrillation (AF)?  

What monitoring methods will result in higher diagnostic yields?

Will continuous monitoring for extended lengths of time improve detection of paroxysmal AF (PAF), which occurs intermittently and accounts for an estimated 25% - 60% of AF events?

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Atrial fibrillation: why it is important to monitor heart rate at rest and during activity

Oct 30, 2017 10:39:00 AM / by Marek Dziubinski posted in Market digest

The American Academy of Family Physicians updated its guideline for the “Pharmacologic Management of Newly Detected Atrial Fibrillation”, emphasizing the importance of not just rhythm, but heart rate control to stabilize disease. This echoes the AHA/ACC/HRS treatment guidelines and reinforces the value of cardiac monitoring to guide the pharmacologic treatment of AF.

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Emerging Technologies in Arrhythmia Monitoring: PocketECG in EP Lab Digest

Jul 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Anna Dziuban posted in Interviews, Market digest

Marek Dziubinski, PhD, scientist and inventor of PocketECG talks with EP LabDigest about how the device was engineered to overcome some of the challenges of predecessor mobile telemetry systems, and improve the precision of arrhythmia diagnosis.

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