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Value of pacemaker atrial diagnostic data in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: an opportunity to improve rates of warfarin utilization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17437588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atrial diagnostic data within implantable devices provide an opportunity to assess the frequency and quantity of atrial fibrillation (AF) episodes (AF burden) and its impact on appropriate warfarin anticoagulation. Cardiologists were given clinical scenarios to review with different types of pacemaker diagnostic data in an elderly patient with risk factors for stroke. AF specific data was associated with increased warfarin utilization, but only at intermediate rates. Potential reasons and clinical implications are discussed.
Michael H Kim; Richard G Trohman; Sara Christiansen; Manya R Harsch; Ken Kinser; Michael J Reiter; Julie Pfeiffer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-17     Completed Date:  2007-06-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  580-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use*
Atrial Fibrillation / therapy*
Logistic Models
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Physician's Practice Patterns / statistics & numerical data*
Warfarin / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 81-81-2/Warfarin

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