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AF Monitoring: Mathematics Meets Real Life.
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PMID:  22824433     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In today's clinical practice the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) is made by an ECG documentation which fulfills established criteria(1). That documentation is of utmost clinical importance because it is the basis for further therapeutic interventions, such as rhythm control strategies or introduction of oral anticoagulation. ECG documentation of AF, however, carries two distinct limitations. First, the occurrence is unpredictable in terms of onset and duration of arrhythmia episodes. Second, patient symptoms are of limited value identifying arrhythmia episodes and to subsequently enable successful ECG recordings. As such multiple studies have described a high prevalence of asymptomatic or silent AF in various patient populations(2-8). (SELECT FULL TEXT TO CONTINUE).
Gerhard Hindricks; Christopher Piorkowski
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1524-4539     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
University of Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany.
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