Holter-electrocardiogram-monitoring in patients with acute ischaemic stroke (Find-AFRANDOMISED): an open-label randomised controlled trial.

@article{Wachter2017HolterelectrocardiogrammonitoringI,
  title={Holter-electrocardiogram-monitoring in patients with acute ischaemic stroke (Find-AFRANDOMISED): an open-label randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Rolf Wachter and Klaus Groeschel and Goetz Gelbrich and Gerhard F. Hamann and Pawel Kermer and Jan Liman and Joachim Seegers and Katrin Wasser and Anna Schulte and Falko J{\"u}rries and Anna Messerschmid and Nico Behnke and Sonja Gr{\"o}schel and T Uphaus and Anne Grings and Tugba Ibis and Sven Klimpe and Michaela Wagner-Heck and Magdalena Arnold and Evgeny Protsenko and Peter Ulrich Heuschmann and David Conen and Mark Weber-Krueger},
  journal={The Lancet. Neurology},
  year={2017},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={
          282-290
        }
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation is a major risk factor for recurrent ischaemic stroke, but often remains undiagnosed in patients who have had an acute ischaemic stroke. Enhanced and prolonged Holter-electrocardiogram-monitoring might increase detection of atrial fibrillation. We therefore investigated whether enhanced and prolonged rhythm monitoring was better for detection of atrial fibrillation than standard care procedures in patients with acute ischaemic stroke. METHODS Find-AFrandomised… CONTINUE READING
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