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Closing the loop on #Diagnostics #Tweetorial with example #AppleWatch #AFib #Screening. From a company website: "Atrial fibrillation is a silent killer. The heart arrhythmia causes more life-threatening strokes than any other chronic condition, and will affect 1 in 4 of us."
"But the sad fact is that atrial fibrillation often goes unnoticed: It is estimated that 40% of those who experience the heart condition are completely unaware of it."
Using #AppleWatch technology and #DeepLearning #AI #ML, a device algorithm can reportedly detect atrial fibrillation with high accuracy (c-statistic 93%).
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#Tweetorial on #Diagnostics and #Screening interpretation.
An otherwise healthy 40 year old woman comes to you after reading on the internet about a terrible disease that one in a thousand women get, and a highly accurate test that can save her life.
The test is over 99% accurate in people with the disease. For those without disease, the test is only wrong 5% of the time.

You order this test and it comes back positive. The woman anxiously asks you, do I have the disease? What is the chance this woman has the disease?
Assuming they weren't immediately fooled by the "test is only wrong 5 % of the time," most I've asked correctly recognize the stats provided are Sensitivity = 99% and Specificity = 95%, and that the objective is to determine the Positive Predictive Value.
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Study warns against combined use of oral #anticoagulants , #antiplatelet therapy for #AFib 1️⃣

#GARFIELD-AF registry

escardio.org/The-ESC/Press-…
2️⃣ Currently, do you stop #aspirin w #NOAC #DOAC for #AFIB in pts w previous history of stent (>1yr prior) for non-ACS CAD ? (Yes- I know it should be a less and less common scenario)
3️⃣ Currently, do you stop #aspirin w #NOAC #DOAC for #AFIB in pts w previous history of CAD ( #STEMI / #NSTE-ACS >1year prior) ?
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