Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Self-applied ECG patch improves the rate of AF diagnosis

A Digital End-to-End, Nationwide, Pragmatic Trial of Screening for Undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Within a Health Insurance System Using a Self-Applied ECG Patch: Primary Results of the mHealth Screening to Prevent Strokes (mSToPS) Trial

Presented at ACC.18 by Steven Steinhubl (La Jolla, CA, USA)

News - Mar. 11, 2018

Main results


In a digital clinical trial with patient-generated data, use of a wearable ECG patch showed an improvement in the rate of AF diagnosis compared to routine care. Follow-up is needed to understand the clinical impact of ECG monitoring.

In a press release dr. Steinhubl said: “In most cases, the only currently recommended method is to feel someone’s pulse or check an ECG for 30 seconds during a routine doctor’s visit. Based on our data, individuals have very short episodes of AF that would make it very difficult to catch in the way we routinely look for it today.”


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