Kardiologisen seuran kevätkokous, Helsinki, Finland
25:th Swedish Cardiovascular Springmeeting, Gothenburg, Sweden
SFAM, Swedish Congress for General Practitioners, Uppsala, Sweden
Kardiologisten hoitajien koulutuspäivät (Training days for cardiologist nurses), Jyväskylä, Finland
Kliinisen fysiologian hoitajien koulutuspäivät, Helsinki, Finland
Screening with Zenicor thumb-ECG cost-effective according to study
A new clinical study published in Europace, shows that regular screening using a handheld-ECG device on 75-year-old stroke patients for detecting silent atrial fibrillation (AF) is both effective and provides longterm cost savings. The device used was the Zenicor thumb-ECG on which patients record their own ECG twice daily for 30 days. The study also compared intermittent recordings on the Zenicor thumb-ECG device with ambulatory continuous 24 h Holter-ECG recording. The Zencior thumb-ECG method showed both higher sensitivity and lower costs compared to the Holter-ECG method.