3.2.1Ambulatory ECG - suspect arrhythmia review

Study nameProspective?
All eligible?
Outcome BlindingAttritionOverall Comments
Arya 2005; case seriesProspective? Yes
All eligible included? Unclear
Yes(blinded cardiologist read ECGs)Yes
Boudoulas 1979; non- randomised comparative studyProspective? Yes
All eligible included? Unclear
NoYes
Boudoulas 1983; case seriesProspective? Yes
All eligible included? Unclear
NoYes
Brembilla-Perrot 2001; case seriesProspective? Yes
All eligible included? Yes
NoYes
Brembilla-Perrot 2004; case seriesProspective?
All eligible included?
Brembilla-Perrot 2004; case seriesProspective? Yes
All eligible included? Yes
NoYes
Brignole 2001; case seriesProspective? Yes
All eligible included? Yes
NoYes
Garcia-Civera 2005; case seriesProspective? Yes
All eligible included? Yes
NoYes
Krahn 1999; case seriesProspective? Yes
All eligible included? Unclear
NoYes
Menozzi 2002; case seriesProspective? Yes
All eligible included? Unclear
NoYes
Ringqvist 1989; case seriesProspective? Yes
All eligible included? Yes
NoYes
Sarasin 2005; case seriesProspective? Yes
All eligible included? No
NoYes140/155 (90%) eligible enrolled; non-participants (presumably declined) older (mean 77) than participants (mean 68)

From: Appendix D2, Methodological quality

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