Diagnostic value of N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation in acute ischemic stroke patients: A retrospective multicenter case-control study

The objective of this study is to evaluate the N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) diagnostic value for NVAF and the clinical outcome of AIS patients.
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: When selecting the high-risk group of patients (with an NIHSS score> 12 and age> 64.5 years, or with an NIHSS score ≤ 12, age> 71.5 years, and triglyceride level ≤ 61.5 mg/dL) according to the CART model, the detection rate of paroxysmal AF was approximately double in the acute ischemic stroke patients without AF at baseline. PMID: 32324514 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Neurovascular Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Curr Neurovasc Res Source Type: research
Conditions:   Stroke;   Atrial Fibrillation Intervention:   Device: Smartphone ECG Sponsors:   Sarawak Heart Centre;   Ministry of Health, Malaysia Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This study enrolled a total of 155 patients [male: 95 (61.3%), mean age: 56.3  ± 12.8 years] with severe CKD (glomerular filtration rate 
Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Background and Aim: Rapid and sensitive detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) is of paramount importance for initiation of adequate preventive therapy after stroke. Stroke Unit care includes continuous electrocardiogram monitoring (CEM) but the optimal exploitation of the recorded ECG traces is controversial. In this retrospective single-center study, we investigated whether an automated analysis of continuous electrocardiogram monitoring (ACEM), based on a software algorithm, accelerates the detection of AF in patients admitted to our Stroke Unit compared to the routine CEM.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Jezewski Leski Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a serious heart arrhythmia leading to a significant increase of the risk for occurrence of ischemic stroke. Clinically, the AF episode is recognized in an electrocardiogram. However, detection of asymptomatic AF, which requires a long-term monitoring, is more efficient when based on irregularity of beat-to-beat intervals estimated by the heart rate (HR) features. Automated classification of heartbeats into AF and non-AF by means of the Lagrangian Support Vector Machine has been proposed. The classifier input vector consisted of sixteen features, including four coefficien...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Recent publications suggest that left atrial (LA) myopathy is a potential source of thromboembolism, independent of atrial fibrillation. AIMS: We sought to investigate whether the presence of atrial premature activity after an ischaemic stroke is associated with LA remodelling and dysfunction, and might be a surrogate marker of LA myopathy. METHODS: After an ischaemic stroke or a transient ischaemic attack, patients without known atrial fibrillation or overt heart disease were included prospectively in the study. All patients had a standard workup, including ambulatory Holter electro...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Opportunistic screening with a single-lead ECG at the discretion of the GP did not result in a higher yield of newly detected cases of AF in patients aged ≥65 years in the community than usual care. For higher participation rates in future studies, more rigorous screening methods are needed. PMID: 31988084 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of General Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Br J Gen Pract Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur analysis suggests that, screening the general population at age 75  years for NVAF is cost effective at a WTP threshold of $100,000. Both extended screening and one-time screening for NVAF are expected to provide health benefits at an acceptable cost.
Source: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Premature atrial complexes (PACs) meet increased attention as a potential intermediary between sinus rhythm and atrial fibrillation (AF). Patients with even high numbers of PACs do not fulfill current guidelines for oral anticoagulation treatment though an associated stroke risk is suspected. Objective: We aimed to determine whether a high number of PACs or runs of AF less than 30 seconds in 2-day continuous electrocardiogram (ECG) recording was associated with risk of recurrent ischemic stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) or death in a large cohort of patients with acute ischemic stroke or TIA and no prior AF.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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