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Diagnosis of atrial fibrillation in patients with cryptogenic stroke

As a relatively new indication for ambulatory ECG monitoring, the use of Holters for detection of atrial fibrillation in patients with cryptogenic stroke can be limiting without appropriate investigation methods. As part of Stroke Month, Medical Director Assoc Prof Harry Mond shares this clinical note on how to improve detection of AF for stroke patients and the technology most likely to ensure effective diagnosis.

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Growing international consensus on Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is becoming increasingly accepted as the ‘gold standard’ when it comes to diagnosing hypertension. A recent decision by the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services means that ABPM will be available to more patients with suspected hypertension – a move which Cardiac Monitoring Service CEO Rudy Watkins has backed, with ABPM now introduced as a core service.

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