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Table 2 AF characteristics of newly diagnosed AF patients

From: Screening for atrial fibrillation with baseline and intermittent ECG recording in an out-of-hospital population

Paroxysmal AF, n (%) 29 (82.9%)  
Persistent AF, n (%) 6 (17.1%)  
Atrial fibrillation, n (%) 31 (88.6%)  
Atrial flutter, n (%) 4 (11.4%)  
Time to AF detection with Handheld ECG (n = 28)    
  Day 1 9 (32.1%)  
  Day 2–14, n (%) 14 (50.0%)  
  Day 15–28, n (%) 5 (17.9%)  
Diagnosis after additional Holter, n 7   
  Mean SD Range
AF registration (% of total registration time) 33.7% ± 41.1 1.3%–100%
AF at morning registration (% of AF registrations) 47.7% ± 34.5 0%–100%
Symptoms registered at AF episode (% of AF registrations) 12.4% ± 28.7 0%–100%
Time to first AF episode (days) 7.3 ± 7.6 1–28
Mean heart rate during AF episodes (beats/minute) 105 ± 26.9 60–160