JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, vol.5, no.10, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
atrium, cerebral infarction, embolism, fibrillation, imaging, TEMPORAL RELATIONSHIP, CEREBRAL INFARCTION, RISK, DURATION, EVENTS, DEATH
Background-Short-lasting (<30 s), nonsustained episodes of atrial fibrillation (NS-AF) are considered a risk factor for future development of paroxysmal or persistent AF. Nonetheless, their causal role in stroke pathogenesis is currently unknown. In this study we determined the frequency of NS-AF, together with the associated clinical and imaging features, in stroke-free controls and ischemic stroke patients.