Using a Personal Heart Rhythm Monitor to Diagnose Paroxsymal Atrial Fibrillation in the Community


Phase 3 Results N/A

Summary of Purpose

This propsective study aims to compare the diagnostic yield of a Personal Heart Rhythm Monitor (PHRM) with an automated cardiac event recorder (ACER) to detect paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation PAF). The investigators hypothesise that the PHRM, used intermittently for 3 months, will detect significantly more cases of PAF than the ACER, used continuously for one week. A case-control sub-study will identify...

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 24 April 2017.

1 May 2013 29 May 2013 1 Aug 2015 1 Aug 2016 1 Apr 2017 Unavailable
Start Date First Received 1st Completion Completion Verification Results

Trial Design

  • Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Diagnostic
  • Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Single Group Assignment


  • Edward W Leatham, MBChB MD

  • Philippa J Howlett, MBChB BSc