Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation in Cryptogenic Stroke: an Overlooked Explanation?

Abstract

Approximately one third of ischemic strokes are labeled cryptogenic because the etiology is unknown despite a thorough evaluation. Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation carries the same risk of ischemic stroke as persistent atrial fibrillation and has increasingly gained attention as a potential source of cryptogenic stroke. Recent trials utilizing long-term… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11883-015-0547-0

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