Subclinical and Device-Detected Atrial Fibrillation: Pondering the Knowledge Gap: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.
Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)
The widespread use of cardiac implantable electronic devices and wearable monitors has led to the detection of subclinical atrial fibrillation in a substantial proportion of patients. There is evidence that these asymptomatic arrhythmias are associated with increased risk of stroke. Thus, detection of subclinical atrial fibrillation may offer an opportunity to reduce stroke risk by initiating anticoagulation. However, it is unknown whether long-term anticoagulation is warranted and in what populations. This scientific statement explores the existing data on the prevalence, clinical significance, and management of subclinical atrial fibrillation and identifies current gaps in knowledge and areas of controversy and consensus.
- Noseworthy, PA; Kaufman, ES; Chen, LY; Chung, MK; Elkind, MSV; Joglar, JA; Leal, MA; McCabe, PJ; Pokorney, SD; Yao, X; American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Committee; Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; and Stroke Council,
- December 17, 2019
Volume / Issue
- 140 / 25
Start / End Page
- e944 - e963
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States