Extended Rhythm SCreening for AtRial Fibrillation in Cryptogenic Stroke Patients "SCARF"

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

Recent studies demonstrated that prolonged rhythm observation increases the detection of atrial fibrillation in patients prior diagnosed as cryptogenic stroke. Detection of atrial fibrillation in these patients has important therapeutic implications for the anticoagulation regimen. However, data on optimal monitoring duration and method of AF detection are limited.


Trial Design

  • Observation: Cohort
  • Perspective: Prospective
  • Sampling: Non-Probability Sample

Trial Population

Patients admitted with a ischemic stroke of undetermined etiology


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Documented AF One year No
Secondary Time to documented AF One year No
Secondary Recurrent stroke One year No
Primary Documented Atrial Fibrillation (AF) One year No