Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation (R.Test Evolution, X-Olter series, Vista series)

CLINICAL CONTEXT

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart condition that causes irregular and often abnormally fast heart rates.

A normal heart rate should be regular and between 60 and 100 beats a minute when you're resting. In atrial fibrillation, the heart rate is irregular and can be very fast.

This can cause symptoms including dizziness, shortness of breath and tiredness. You may be aware of noticeable heart palpitations, where your heart feels like it's pounding, fluttering or beating irregularly, often for a few seconds or, in some cases, a few minutes. Sometimes, atrial fibrillation doesn't cause any symptoms and a person with it is completely unaware that their heart rate isn't regular.

It is estimated that more than 1.2 million people in the UK have atrial fibrillation.

The most significant risk associated with AF is the risk of Stroke.

Having AF means that blood clots are more likely to form in your heart, these can find their way to your brain and cause a stroke. The American Heart Association reports that the risk of a stroke is 5 times higher if you have AF and the stroke itself is likely to be more severe than for someone without AF.

Novacor proposes 2 EXCLUSIVE solutions that both represent a major advance in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation diagnostic:
- HolterSoft Ultima, the first Holter software featuring an AUTOMATIC detection of AF episodes, fully compatible with all Novacor Holter ECG recorders.  The detection algorithm relies on the RR analysis combining wavelet transform and fractal analysis.
R.Test Evolution , the ONLY automatic ECG event recorder marketed today: up to 32 day recording, fully automatic, entirely programmable thus allowing the use of a program dedicated to capture events related to AF (SV events, relative pauses, ...). The superiority of the R.Test Evolution  to 24h Holter has been established through many publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Noninvasive Cardiac Event Monitoring to Detect Atrial Fibrillation After Ischemic Stroke - A randomized Controlled Trial

High Accuracy of Automatic Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Using Wavelet Transform of Heart Rate Intervals

Frequent and Prolonged Asymptomatic Episodes of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Revealed by Automatic Long-Term Event Recorders in Patients with a Negative 24-Hour Holter

Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation by Complete Compartmentalization of the Left Atrium Using a Catheter Technique

Automatic Cardiac Event Recorders Reveal Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation after Unexplained Strokes or Transient Ischemic Attacks

Usefulness of Ambulatory 7-Day ECG Monitoring for the Detection of Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter After Acute Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack


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