Serial ECG Versus Holter to Detect Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly Ischemic Stroke Patients


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. Cerebral ischemia defined as stroke (sudden focal neurologic deficit lasting >24 h consistent with the territory of a major cerebral artery and categorized as ischemic) and/or a corresponding lesion on brain imaging
2. Stroke symptoms within 7 days
3. Age ≥65 years

Exclusion Criteria

1. History of atrial fibrillation or documented atrial fibrillation prior to randomization
2. Indication for oral anticoagulation at randomization
3. Absolute contraindication for oral anticoagulation at randomization
4. Intracerebral hemorrhage in medical history
5. Implanted pacemaker device or cardioverter/defibrillator
6. End stage renal disease