Prevalence of Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation in High Risk Heart Failure Patients and its Temporal Relationship with Hospital Readmission for Heart Failure
In patients discharged from hospital after an admission for acute heart failure (HF) decompensation, subclinical atrial fibrillation (AF) of 30 minutes or greater in duration is common (at least 15% of patients without prior AF) and is associated with increased risk of re-hospitalization within 30-days. This is a multicentre, prospective cohort study in patients with a history of HF admitted to hospital with acutely decompensated HF. Eligible and consenting patients will be enrolled at 3 Hamilton area hospitals and receive 28-day ECG monitoring using a recording device applied to the patient’s skin at the time of hospital discharge. Patients will be followed for a total of 1 year from hospital discharge.
Multicentre, prospective cohort study
Occurrence of subclinical AF ≥30 minutes in duration within 30 days of hospital discharge
Dr. Jorge Wong, Dr. Stuart Connolly
Nazneen Solkar (Jr.RC), Andrea Thornton (Sr.RC)