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Monitoring for Atrial Fibrillation in Discharged Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack Patients

Last updated: September 14, 2015
Project Number: OP0523
Product Line: Optimal Use
Result type: Report

CADTH undertook a health technology assessment (HTA) to inform decision-making about the appropriate use of monitoring for atrial fibrillation (AF) in discharged stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients. The HTA addressed the clinical and cost-effectiveness of AF ambulatory monitoring devices in outpatient stroke and TIA patients, and identified patient perspectives regarding the value and impact of the AF monitoring devices on their health, health care, and quality of life. Optimal use recommendations were developed based on the evidence presented in the HTA. The project has three key components:

  • Protocol
  • Science Report
  • Recommendations