Nonsustained Atrial Fibrillation in Ischemic Stroke Patients and Stroke-Free Controls From the Perspective of Stroke Pathophysiology


Yetim E. , TOPÇUOĞLU M. A. , CANPOLAT U. , GÖÇMEN R. , Oguz K. K. , ÖZER N. , ...More

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, vol.5, no.10, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1161/jaha.116.004021
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

Abstract

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.