New Stroke Outcomes Data
In June 2019, Prof George Tsivgoulis et al. published new data which showed that prolonged cardiac monitoring (PCM) has a significant impact on secondary stroke prevention.1
This meta-analysis2 found that patients who underwent PCM compared to conventional cardiac monitoring showed:
- 2.5x increased incidence of AF dectection
- 2.1x increased incidence of anticoagulation initiation
- 55% decreased risk of recurrent stroke
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Tsivgoulis G, Katsanos AH, Grory BM, et al. Prolonged Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring and Secondary Stroke Prevention in Patients With Cryptogenic Cerebral Ischemia. Stroke. Published online June 20, 2019.
The meta-analysis included 2 RCTs and 2 observational studies, including a total of 1,102 patients (mean age: 68 years, 41% women).
Reveal LINQ™ ICM LNQ11 Clinician Manual. 2017.