Know Your Pulse Post Stroke-Measurement of Peripheral Pulse for Detection of Atrial Fibrillation After Ischemic Stroke


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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Acute cerebral ischemia and treatment on our stroke unit
- No previous history of AF and no evidence of AF during complete diagnostic work up (including at least ECG, telemetric monitoring, transthoracic echocardiography, extracranial und transcranial dopplersonography, routine laboratory)
- Patient and/ relatives understand study procedures and is willing and able to learn the method of pulse measurements
- Min. CHADS2-Score of 1 (prior to present stroke)
- Age 50 and above

Exclusion Criteria

- Previously documented episode of atrial fibrillation or flutter
- Patient and/or relatives are unable to reliably perform pulse self measurement