Serial electrocardiographic assessments significantly improve detection of atrial fibrillation 2.6-fold in patients with acute stroke.

@article{Douen2008SerialEA,
  title={Serial electrocardiographic assessments significantly improve detection of atrial fibrillation 2.6-fold in patients with acute stroke.},
  author={Andr{\'e} G Douen and Nicole Pageau and Sejla Medic},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={480-2}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Previous studies have reported a low, approximately 1% to 3%, rate of detection of occult atrial fibrillation (AF) with Holter monitor in patients with acute stroke. Furthermore, at least one study has reported that Holter monitoring could not always corroborate initial electrocardiographic (ECG) detection of AF suggesting… CONTINUE READING