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Study of Continuous Cardiac Monitoring to Assess Atrial Fibrillation After Cryptogenic Stroke

2014-08-27 03:21:19 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The 2006 American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Council on Stroke Guidelines for Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic recommended that patients with cryptogenic stroke take antithrombotic drugs (i.e. aspirin) in order to prevent a second stroke. When a stroke patient is found to have atrial fibrillation (AF), the guidelines recommend oral anticoagulation due to its superior efficacy over aspirin for stroke prevention. Physicians can best optimize the use of medicines only if they can precisely and correctly diagnose a patient's AF. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the time to first AF by 6 months' continuous rhythm monitoring versus control treatment in subjects with a recent cryptogenic stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) without history of AF.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Conditions

Cryptogenic Symptomatic Transient Ischemic Attack

Intervention

Reveal® XT Insertable Cardiac Monitor

Location

Winston-Salem
North Carolina
United States

Status

Recruiting

Source

Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:21:19-0400

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