Improved screening for silent atrial fibrillation after ischaemic stroke.

@article{Sobocinski2012ImprovedSF,
  title={Improved screening for silent atrial fibrillation after ischaemic stroke.},
  author={Piotr Doliwa Sobocinski and Elisabeth Angg{\aa}rdh Rooth and Viveka Frykman Kull and Magnus H von Arbin and H. Groemer L. J. Wallen and M{\aa}rten Rosenqvist},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={1112-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To what extent silent paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) is present in ischaemic stroke patients has not been established. We hypothesized that brief intermittent long-term electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings at regular time intervals are more effective than short-term continuous ECG monitoring in detecting silent AF episodes. METHODS AND RESULTS Consecutive patients who had suffered an ischaemic stroke/transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and were without known AF underwent a 24 h… CONTINUE READING

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