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Clinical Summary

Loop screening for atrial fibrillation fails to reduce severe strokes

Susan London   |   09 September 2022

Takeaway

  • Using implantable loop recorders to screen for atrial fibrillation (AF) in older adults at high cardiovascular risk did not reduce the occurrence of severe stroke.

Why this matters

  • Previous results showed no reduction in risk for stroke or systemic arterial embolism.

Key results

  • Stroke outcomes during median 65-month follow-up:
    • Any...

          

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