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Jewel AF ICD Atrial Fib Detection Sensitivity/Specificity Tops 99%

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Medtronic's Jewel AF dual-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) continuously detects sustained atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial flutter (AFl) with over 99% sensitivity/specificity and can be programmed for long duration AF without the risk of underdetection, Charles Swerdlow, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, reported Nov. 8 at the American Heart Association's annual scientific sessions in Atlanta.
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