Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Among Patients With Stroke Due to Large or Small Vessel Disease: A Meta-Analysis [Stroke]

ConclusionsAF detection rate is similar in patients with small and large vessel strokes (2.2–2.4%). Because no studies reported on extended monitoring (>7 days) in these stroke populations, we could not estimate the yield of AF detection with long‐term cardiac monitoring. Randomized controlled trials are needed to examine the utility of AF detection with long‐term cardiac monitoring (>7 days) in this patient population.
Source: JAHA:Journal of the American Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Secondary Prevention, Anticoagulants, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke, Ischemic Stroke Original Research Source Type: research