Impact of Standardized MONitoring for Detection of Atrial Fibrillation in Ischemic Stroke "MonDAFIS"

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Acute ischemic stroke or transitory ischemic attack (with clinical deficit on enrolment or MRI detected acute brain lesion on admission)
- Age ≥ 18 years
- Written or oral informed consent
- Stroke unit admission within 72 hours after stroke onset
- Start of standardized prolonged ECG monitoring within 24 hours after admission to the stroke unit
- Willingness to take part in the planned follow up examinations

Exclusion Criteria

- Known atrial fibrillation
- Atrial fibrillation detected by ECG on admission
- Atrial fibrillation detected prior study enrollment on the stroke unit
- Life expectancy < 1 year (before actual stroke)
- Life expectancy < 1 month (after actual stroke)
- Indication for oral anticoagulation other than atrial fibrillation (e.g. mechanical heart valve)
- Severity level according National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score > 22
- Participation in an interventional trial