HEart and BRain Interfaces in Acute Ischemic Stroke "HEBRAS"

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Age ≥18 years
- Written informed consent by the patient
- Acute ischemic stroke, as confirmed by cerebral MRI or CT
- Admission to the stroke unit of the Department of Neurology, Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin

Exclusion Criteria

- Atrial fibrillation known by past medical history or documented by routine electrocardiogram (ECG) on hospital admission
- Participation in an interventional clinical trial
- Pre-stroke life expectancy <1 year
- Mechanic heart valve, cardiac pacemaker or other contraindications to undergo MRI
- History of adverse response to MRI contrast agents
- Known Liver disease prior to stroke
- Mild to severe renal dysfunction (creatinine > 1.3 mg/dl (females); creatinine > 1,7 mg/dl (males))
- Severe congestive heart failure (NYHA III or IV).