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Searching for atrial fibrillation poststroke: A white paper of the AF-SCREEN International Collaboration

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Cardiac thromboembolism attributed to atrial fibrillation (AF) is responsible for up to one-third of ischemic strokes. Stroke may be the first manifestation of previously undetected AF. Given the efficacy of oral anticoagulants in preventing AF-related ischemic strokes, strategies of searching for AF after a stroke using ECG monitoring followed by oral anticoagulation (OAC) treatment have been proposed to prevent recurrent cardioembolic strokes. This white paper by experts from the AF-SCREEN ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1161/circulationaha.119.040267

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Publisher:
American Heart Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Circulation Journal website
Volume:
140
Issue:
22
Pages:
1834-1850
Publication date:
2019-11-25
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EISSN:
1524-4539
ISSN:
0009-7322
Pmid:
31765261
Source identifiers:
1075370
Language:
English
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uuid:bc0c6d81-af73-4d36-955b-583768a2fee4
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pubs:1075370
Deposit date:
2020-01-07

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