Early, continuous atrial fibrillation monitoring improves prognosis in cryptogenic stroke

Takeaway

  • Ultra-early and continuous atrial fibrillation (AF) monitoring following discharge after cryptogenic stroke (CrS) allows for increased AF detection, rapid oral anticoagulation (OAC) treatment and, ultimately, decreased stroke recurrence.

Why this matters

    While AF monitoring and OAC treatment should be undertaken in all CrS patients, such monitoring is invasive and expensive; its utility needs to be established.