How and When to Screen for Atrial Fibrillation after Stroke: Insights from Insertable Cardiac Monitoring Devices
AuthorBridge, F; Thijs, V
Source TitleJournal of stroke
PublisherKOREAN STROKE SOC
University of Melbourne Author/sThijs, Vincent
AffiliationFlorey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsBridge, F. & Thijs, V. (2016). How and When to Screen for Atrial Fibrillation after Stroke: Insights from Insertable Cardiac Monitoring Devices. JOURNAL OF STROKE, 18 (2), pp.121-128. https://doi.org/10.5853/jos.2016.00150.
Access StatusOpen Access
The introduction of insertable cardiac monitoring devices has dramatically altered our understanding of the role of intermittent atrial fibrillation in cryptogenic stroke. In this narrative review we discuss the incidence, timing and relationship between atrial fibrillation and cryptogenic stroke, how to select patients for monitoring and the value and limitations of different monitoring strategies. We also discuss the role of empirical anticoagulation, and atrial fibrillation burden as a means of tailoring anticoagulation in patients at high risk of bleeding.
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