Cryptogenic stroke and role of loop recorder

Jordi Pérez-Rodon*, Jaume Francisco-Pascual, Nuria Rivas-Gándara, Ivo Roca-Luque, Gabriel Acosta-Vélez, Neus Bellera, García Dorado David, Moya Mitjans Àngel

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Abstract

Ischemic stroke is an important cause of morbidity and mortality when untreated. Identifying atrial fibrillation is important because atrial fibrillation ischemic related strokes are associated with an increased risk of disability and death compared with strokes of other etiologies and tend to recur without anticoagulation. However, atrial fibrillation detection can be difficult when it is asymptomatic and paroxistic and may be the underlying cause of some cryptogenic strokes or strokes of unknown origin. In this review, the different methods of cardiac monitoring to detect atrial fibrillation in patients with cryptogenic stroke are summarized, with a focus on loop recorder monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-35
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Atrial Fibrillation
Volume7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

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