Cardiac arrhythmias and stroke: increased risk in men with high frequency of atrial ectopic beats.

@article{Engstrm2000CardiacAA,
  title={Cardiac arrhythmias and stroke: increased risk in men with high frequency of atrial ectopic beats.},
  author={Gunnar Engstr{\"o}m and Bo Hedblad and Steen Juul-M{\"o}ller and Patrik Tyd{\'e}n and Lars Janzon},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 12},
  pages={2925-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE With the exception of atrial fibrillation (AF), little scientific attention has been given the associations between cardiac arrhythmias and incidence of stroke. We sought to study whether atrial and ventricular arrhythmias assessed during a 24-hour ambulatory ECG registration are associated with incidence of stroke. METHODS The population-based cohort "Men Born in 1914" was examined with 24-hour ambulatory ECG registrations at 68 years of age. Four hundred two men… CONTINUE READING
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