Score for the targeting of atrial fibrillation (STAF): a new approach to the detection of atrial fibrillation in the secondary prevention of ischemic stroke.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The high risk of recurrence and comorbidity after a stroke associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) justifies an aggressive diagnostic approach so that anticoagulant treatment can be initiated. METHODS The clinical and paraclinical characteristics of consecutive ischemic stroke patients with and without documented AF were recorded… CONTINUE READING

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