Subclinical and Device Detected Atrial Fibrillation Pondering the Knowledge Gap

Published: November 07, 2019

Atrial Fibrillation
  • Subclinical AF (SCAF) is associated with at least a two-fold increased risk of stroke and almost six-fold increased risk of progressing to clinical AF.
  • SCAF is asymptomatic and is now detected by a variety of monitoring devices, including implantable and wearables devices.
  • This statement explores the evidence regarding SCAF prevalence, clinical significance and management of SCAF when detected by implantable and wearable cardiac devices.