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Atrial Fibrillation Screening With a Smartphone Device and iECG (ElectroCardioGram) Application

2015-08-30 22:46:45 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Question: Can Atrial Fibrilation (AF) cases in patients ≥ 65 years be easily detected in a primary healthcare environment using a smartphone device and iECG application as an opportunistic screening tool?

Objectives:

Detect atrial fibrillation through cardiac rhythm abnormalities in patients ≥65 years old in an opportunistic screening program using a smartphone device/application

1. Define de predictable value of the smartphone device with Electrocardiogram (ECG) confirmation to detect AF in patients 65 years and older

2. Correlate screened patients cardiovascular risk profile and those that register cardiac rhythm irregularities for a better description of the general characteristics of Colombian population

Study Design

Observational Model: Ecologic or Community, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Conditions

Atrial Fibrillation

Intervention

iECG application

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Fundación Salutia

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-08-30T22:46:45-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Rapid, irregular atrial contractions caused by a block of electrical impulse conduction in the right atrium and a reentrant wave front traveling up the inter-atrial septum and down the right atrial free wall or vice versa. Unlike ATRIAL FIBRILLATION which is caused by abnormal impulse generation, typical atrial flutter is caused by abnormal impulse conduction. As in atrial fibrillation, patients with atrial flutter cannot effectively pump blood into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES).

Long-term changes in the electrophysiological parameters and/or anatomical structures of the HEART ATRIA that result from prolonged changes in atrial rate, often associated with ATRIAL FIBRILLATION or long periods of intense EXERCISE.

A cardiotonic glycoside obtained mainly from Digitalis lanata; it consists of three sugars and the aglycone DIGOXIGENIN. Digoxin has positive inotropic and negative chronotropic activity. It is used to control ventricular rate in ATRIAL FIBRILLATION and in the management of congestive heart failure with atrial fibrillation. Its use in congestive heart failure and sinus rhythm is less certain. The margin between toxic and therapeutic doses is small. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p666)

Impaired or delayed impulse conduction between the right and left HEART ATRIA. Advanced interatrial blocks are often associated with arrhythmias (e.g., ATRIAL FLUTTER; and ATRIAL FIBRILLATION), direct conduction block via the Bachmann's bundle and concomitant left atrial enlargement. Syndrome of advanced interatrial block associated with SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA is referred to as Bayes syndrome.

A THROMBIN inhibitor which acts by binding and blocking thrombogenic activity and the prevention of thrombus formation. It is used to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic EMBOLISM in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

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