- Trial ID:
- Douglas Gibson
- Symptoms of high clinical suspicion for atrial fibrillation prompting referral for ambulatory cardiac rhythm monitoring for potential atrial fibrillation.
- At high risk for atrial fibrillation, defined as any one of the following: ischemic stroke with no defined etiology (In prior 6 months) [3, 4, 6, 7], hypertension , increased body mass index (BMI >30kg/m2) , heart failure , clinically significant murmur , prolonged PR interval on resting ECG , chronic kidney disease , hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , congenital heart disease , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [37, 38], sleep apnea [39-41], thyroid disease [42, 43], family history of atrial fibrillation , diabetes  or excess alcohol consumption (Male > 14 drinks/week, Female >7 drinks/week).
- Age 40 years or older
- Capable of providing informed consent
- Capable of wearing a Zio Patch for up to 14 days
- Capable of providing a blood sample
- Previously documented atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter.
- Prior cardiac surgery (coronary artery bypass grafting, valve replacement or repair, pericardial stripping, etc) within the past 30 days.
- Have known skin allergies, conditions, or sensitivities (e.g. allergy to adhesives, psoriasis) as the Zio Patch should not be used on patients with known skin allergies, conditions, or sensitivities.
- Are receiving pacing therapy.
- Are anticipated to receive or require external cardiac defibrillation during the monitoring period.
- Are anticipated to have exposure to high frequency surgical equipment during the monitoring period.
- Missy Peters