More than a decade after first earning the FDA’s sign-off for its Zio ECG patch, iRhythm is still churning out data to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt the heart monitor’s ability to spot atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias as early as possible. The latest bit of proof came in the form of a trio of studies presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific meeting.
The research shows that the two-week, artificial intelligence-powered Zio system doesn’t just aid in diagnosing afib in patients with a standard risk level, but also helps monitor higher-risk patients after cardiac and other procedures, potentially saving hospitals time, money and bed space.
“We are excited that these new data continue to demonstrate that Zio’s clinical accuracy is beneficial in directing patient care across a variety of settings while improving clinical workflows and hospital capacity. We are also particularly encouraged to see further evidence of Zio’s ability to support early detection and diagnosis of AF in moderate-risk populations,” said Dietra Jones, iRhythm’s executive VP of clinical operations.
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