Research by the
The findings, which were published and made publicly available online by the
“This is the first large prospective validation that this new technology superseded the device invented by
“For millions of people who present each year with suspected arrhythmia, this may prove to be the new standard for capturing the culprit heart rhythm electrical disturbance, most commonly atrial fibrillation which carries a significant risk of stroke,” he said.
The ZIO Patch is a
The STSI study used electrocardiograph data collected from 146 patients who were fitted with a ZIO Patch and a Holter monitor after being referred to the cardiac investigations laboratory at
Over the course of the study, the ZIO Service detected 96 arrhythmia events while the Holter monitor detected 61. The researchers credited the patch’s superior performance primarily to prolonged monitoring.
Physicians who reviewed data from both devices reported reaching a definitive diagnosis 90 percent of the time when using the patch results and 64 percent of the time when using Holter monitor data. A survey of study participants found that 81 percent of them preferred wearing the patch over the Holter monitor, with 76 percent saying the Holter monitor affected their daily living activities.
The full study is available on the
One unexpected finding was that the Holter monitor detected 11 more arrhythmias than the ZIO Service during the initial 24 hour period when both devices were working simultaneously. However, all of those arrhythmias were picked beyond 24 hours by the patch during the device’s extended monitoring period. The ZIO Service detected two arrhythmias not captured by the Holter during the initial 24 hour period.
Other study co-authors were
Funding for the research project was provided by iRhythm Technologies and through a
STSI is a NIH-sponsored consortium led by
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist
Recognized as a leader in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine, wireless health care and graduate medical education. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/01/prweb11457839.htm
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