Using Wearable Devices to Detect AF Is 'Cost Effective'
Screening for atrial fibrillation with wearable devices is cost-effective, when compared with either no screening or screening using traditional methods, a new study concludes. Undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) is an important cause of stroke. Screening for AF using wrist-worn wearable devices may prevent strokes, but their cost effectiveness is unknown
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@miraj The investigators used a microsimulation decision-analytic model to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of these devices to screen for undiagnosed AF. The model comprised 30 million simulated individuals with an age, sex, and comorbidity profile matching the US population aged 65 years or older.