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Title: How and when to screen for atrial fibrillation after stroke: Insights from insertable cardiac monitoring devices.
Austin Authors: Bridge, Francesca;Thijs, Vincent N 
Affiliation: Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Neurology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: May-2016
Date: 2016-05-31
Publication information: Journal of Stroke 2016; 18(2):121-128
Abstract: 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.
DOI: 10.5853/jos.2016.00150
ORCID: 0000-0002-6614-8417
Journal: Journal of Stroke
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Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Atrial fibrillation
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