S. Wieland, N. Kikillus, T. Baas, M. Braecklein, and A. Bolz. Screening device for identification of patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation to prevent ischemic strokes. In Conference Proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, vol. 2007, pp. 3693-3696, 2007
The most frequently occurring cardiac arrhythmia in the adulthood is atrial fibrillation. In Germany, the number of sick people is estimated at 800,000. Patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation often do not sense any symptoms of the illness. Through the uncontrolled blood flow in the atrium, a blood clot, which can lead to the blood circulation for an embolism or for a stroke, can form itself. These persons must be recognized, because of their increased stroke risk in order to be able to attend it. In this work, the chest strap CorBelt, developed by the company Corscience GmbH&Co.KG, is equipped with an algorithm for the recognition of atrial fibrillation with the aid of heart rate variability.