Ischemic Stroke Phenotype in Patients With Nonsustained Atrial Fibrillation

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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1161/strokeaha.114.006396
  • Title of Journal : STROKE
  • Page Numbers: pp.634-643
  • Keywords: atrial fibrillation, electrocardiography, ambulatory, magnetic resonance imaging, CRYPTOGENIC STROKE, DURATION, RISK, CLASSIFICATION, PREDICTORS, APPENDAGE, FLUTTER, ECG


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.