Value of pacemaker atrial diagnostic data in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: An opportunity to improve rates of warfarin utilization

Michael H. Kim, Richard G. Trohman, Sara Christiansen, Manya R. Harsch, Ken Kinser, Michael J. Reiter, Julie Pfeiffer

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Atrial diagnostic data within implantable devices provide an opportunity to assess the frequency and quantity of atrial fibrillation (AF) episodes (AF burden) and its impact on appropriate warfarin anticoagulation. Cardiologists were given clinical scenarios to review with different types of pacemaker diagnostic data in an elderly patient with risk factors for stroke. AF specific data was associated with increased warfarin utilization, but only at intermediate rates. Potential reasons and clinical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)580-583
Number of pages4
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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