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Patients with AFib are ~5X
more likely to have a stroke.1

This increased risk of stroke highlights the need for accurate and timely detection. A pulse check for at-risk patients, as part of a patient assessment during an in-office or telehealth visit, can be a critical first step toward diagnosing and managing AFib.2,3

AFib may be difficult to detect in some patients, such as those with asymptomatic or paroxysmal AFib. Remote monitoring with FDA-cleared devices can help detect irregularities, such as AFib, beyond a pulse check. Early detection may be key to a timely diagnosis.4

AFib can be challenging to detect in some patients4

Patients can be symptomatic or asymptomatic and AFib may present only in brief and/or intermittent episodes. This can make detection of AFib challenging.
Learn more about the different presentations of AFib.

Evolving use of technology provides options to help assess patients for AFib

A pulse check is an important initial step in assessing for AFib in at-risk patients. Today,

there are many FDA-
cleared device options
to monitor patients
beyond the office as
well. Explore the
various options that
may help your patients.

Hear an expert discuss AFib, stroke risk, and the potential
role of remote monitoring

Dr. Ami Bhatt discusses the
impact of AFib and associated
stroke risk, as well as some
options for monitoring
at-risk patients beyond the
office. Listen to Dr. Bhatt
bring her experience to life.

Dr. Bhatt was compensated for her time


  1. Wolf PA, Abbott RD, Kannel WB. Atrial fibrillation as an independent risk factor for stroke: the Framingham Study. Stroke. 1991;22(8):983-988.
  2. January CT, Wann LS, Alpert JS, et al. 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS guideline for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;64(21):e1-e76.
    doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.03.022
  3. Benziger CP, Huffman MD, Sweis RN, Stone NJ. The telehealth ten: a guide for a patient-assisted virtual physical examination. Am J Med. 2021;134(1):48-51.
    doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2020.06.015
  4. Ding EY, Marcus GM, McManus DD. Emerging technologies for identifying atrial fibrillation. Circ Res. 2020;127:128-142.