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

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Patients > 18 years of age Recent episode (≤60 days) of cryptogenic ischemic stroke
- Undetermined etiology with negative evaluation (including cardioembolism work- up) according to the criteria for the Trial of Org 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST)
- Implantation of an implantable loop recorder within two months after index event
- Able of providing informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

- Pre-existing indication for vitamin K antagonist
- Untreated hyperthyroidism
- Indication for pacemaker implantation, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT)
- Severe co-morbidity not likely to complete follow-up for one year