Key clinical point: Asymptomatic people diagnosed with atrial fibrillation by screening had fewer hospitalizations or ED visits than people diagnosed through usual surveillance.
Major finding: AFib cases found by screening had 80% fewer hospitalizations and 65% fewer ED visits than AFib patients identified by surveillance.
Study details: mSToPS, which included 5,109 Americans followed for 12 months.
Disclosures: mSToPS was funded by Janssen. Dr. Steinhubl has received research funding from DynoSense, EasyG, Janssen, the Qualcomm Foundation, and Striv.
Steinhubl SR et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 March 12;73(9)suppl 1:296.
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