Ischemic Stroke Phenotype in Patients With Nonsustained Atrial Fibrillation

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ARSAVA E. M., BAS D. F., ATALAR E., Has A. C., Oguz K. K., TOPÇUOĞLU M. A.

STROKE, vol.46, no.3, pp.634-643, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1161/strokeaha.114.006396
  • Journal Name: STROKE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.634-643
  • Keywords: atrial fibrillation, electrocardiography, ambulatory, magnetic resonance imaging, CRYPTOGENIC STROKE, DURATION, RISK, CLASSIFICATION, PREDICTORS, APPENDAGE, FLUTTER, ECG
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background and Purpose-The widespread use of ambulatory cardiac monitoring has not only increased the detection of high-risk arrhythmias like persistent and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF), but also made it possible to identify other aberrations such as short-lasting (<30 seconds) irregular runs of supraventricular tachycardia. Ischemic stroke phenotype might be helpful in understanding whether these nonsustained episodes play a similar role in stroke pathophysiology like their persistent and paroxysmal counterparts.