Inpatient continuous cardiac monitoring in hyper-acute stroke: a comparison between telemetry by cardiology and stroke unit

Michael Valente, Helen M. Dewey, Philip M. Choi

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Abstract

This retrospective study assessed the pattern of telemetry usage and rates of atrial fibrillation (AF) detection in the 6 months pre- and post-implementation of stroke unit monitored telemetry; 122/154 (79%) of patients had telemetry prior to implementation of stroke unit based telemetry and 164/194 (85%) in the 5 months post (P = 0.31). The use of stroke unit based telemetry was associated with a small increase of telemetry usage and significant increase in telemetry hours per patient. AF detection was similar during the two study periods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-261
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

Keywords

  • atrial fibrillation
  • cardiac monitoring
  • stroke
  • stroke unit
  • telemetry

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