Use of event recorders and loop recorders in clinical practice: results of the European Heart Rhythm Association Survey
2014 (English)In: Europace, ISSN 1099-5129, E-ISSN 1532-2092, Vol. 16, no 9, 1384-1386 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Several kinds of electrocardiogram monitoring systems are now available in the clinical practice. The aim of this European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) survey was to assess the use of different monitoring techniques in the evaluation of patients with unexplained syncope, palpitations, and in those with established diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. Forty-five centres in Europe answered the questionnaire and the majority (78%) were university hospitals. The answers showed a discrepancy between the recommended use of implantable loop recorders (ILRs) in patients with unexplained syncope and the use of this device in clinical practice. In most of the cases only a minority of patients (<20%) seemed to actually receive an ILR as a part of the diagnostic process in accordance to the current guidelines. Holter monitoring systems and external loop recorders seemed to be the preferred monitoring techniques both in patients with recurrent palpitations and in those with established diagnosis of atrial fibrillation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 16, no 9, 1384-1386 p.
Research subject Cardiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-231424DOI: 10.1093/europace/euu222ISI: 000342926200019PubMedID: 25172620OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-231424DiVA: diva2:744559