The webinar presents the results of the TEASE-study and discussed how non-invasive, patient-empowered ECG monitors can be used as alternative to patches and as complementary to insertable cardiac monitors (ICM). Dr. Magnusson concludes from the TEASE-study: “For remote monitoring of stroke patients, use the Coala first. If no AF is found, then consider an implantable loop recorder.”
The results of the TEASE-study are pivotal: through remote monitoring with the Coala Heart Monitor, it was possible to detect previously undiagnosed AF in 9% of cryptogenic stroke patients at a mean of 19.7 days post stroke. This proves the need of long-term monitoring, beyond the conventional limitations of adhesive and wire-based ECG detection. In addition, patient reported satisfaction of using the Coala was very high.