Cost-effectiveness of outpatient cardiac monitoring to detect atrial fibrillation after ischemic stroke.

@article{Kamel2010CosteffectivenessOO,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of outpatient cardiac monitoring to detect atrial fibrillation after ischemic stroke.},
  author={Hooman Kamel and Manu Hegde and Derek R Johnson and Brian F. Gage and S C Johnston},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={1514-20}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Extending the duration of continuous electrocardiography after ischemic stroke detects more new cases of atrial fibrillation, which is an important and treatable cause of stroke, but the cost-effectiveness of this approach is unknown. Therefore, we performed a cost-utility analysis of outpatient cardiac monitoring after ischemic stroke. METHODS Using a Markov model, we determined the lifetime cost and utility of warfarin therapy in a hypothetical cohort of 70-year-old… CONTINUE READING

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