Association between Embolic Stroke Patterns, ESUS Etiology, and New Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation: A Secondary Data Analysis of the Find-AF Trial.
Cast your vote
You can rate an item by clicking the amount of stars they wish to award to this item.
When enough users have cast their vote on this item, the average rating will also be shown.
Your vote was cast
Thank you for your feedback
Thank you for your feedback
AuthorsMaier, Ilko L
Mikolajczyk, Rafael T
MetadataShow full item record
AbstractBackground. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an important cause of embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS). Imaging-patterns like multiple infarcts, simultaneous involvement of different circulations, infarcts of different ages, and isolated cortical infarcts are likely to indicate cardioembolic stroke. The aim of our study was to evaluate the association between embolic stroke patterns, ESUS, and the new diagnosis of AF. Methods. Stroke etiology and imaging characteristics from patients included in the Find-AF study were obtained. Embolic stroke patterns in CT- or MR-imaging were correlated with the diagnosis of ESUS as well as the short- (on baseline ECG and during 7-day Holter) and long-term (12-month follow-up) diagnosis of AF. Results. From 281 patients included in the Find-AF study, 127 (45.2%) patients with ischemic lesions detected in CT or MRI were included. 26 (20.5%) of these patients had ESUS. At least one embolic stroke pattern was detected in 67 (52.7%) patients. Embolic stroke patterns were not associated with ESUS (OR 1.57, 0.65-3.79, p = 0.317), the short-term (OR 0.64, 0.26-1.58, p = 0.327) or long-term diagnosis of AF (OR 0.72, 0.31-1.68, p = 0.448). Conclusions. This secondary data analysis of the Find-AF study could not provide evidence for an association between embolic stroke patterns, ESUS, and the new diagnosis of AF.
CitationAssociation between Embolic Stroke Patterns, ESUS Etiology, and New Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation: A Secondary Data Analysis of the Find-AF Trial. 2017, 2017:1391843 Stroke Res Treat
AffiliationHelmholtz Centre for infection research, Inhoffenstr. 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany.
JournalStroke research and treatment
The following license files are associated with this item:
- Creative Commons
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
- Association between Bilateral Infarcts Pattern and Detection of Occult Atrial Fibrillation in Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source (ESUS) Patients with Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM).
- Authors: Yushan B, Tan BYQ, Ngiam NJ, Chan BPL, Luen TH, Sharma VK, Sia CH, Dalakoti M, Chong SS, Kojodjojo P, Yeo LLL
- Issue date: 2019 Sep
- Supraventricular Extrasystoles on Standard 12-lead Electrocardiogram Predict New Incident Atrial Fibrillation after Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source: The AF-ESUS Study.
- Authors: Ntaios G, Perlepe K, Lambrou D, Sirimarco G, Strambo D, Eskandari A, Karagkiozi E, Vemmou A, Koroboki E, Manios E, Makaritsis K, Michel P, Vemmos K
- Issue date: 2020 Apr
- Left Atrial Volume Index Is Associated With Cardioembolic Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation Detection After Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source.
- Authors: Jordan K, Yaghi S, Poppas A, Chang AD, Mac Grory B, Cutting S, Burton T, Jayaraman M, Tsivgoulis G, Sabeh MK, Merkler AE, Kamel H, Elkind MSV, Furie K, Song C
- Issue date: 2019 Aug
- Plasma Dimethylarginine Levels and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness are related to Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Embolic Stroke.
- Authors: Grosse GM, Biber S, Sieweke JT, Martens-Lobenhoffer J, Gabriel MM, Putzer AS, Hasse I, van Gemmeren T, Schuppner R, Worthmann H, Lichtinghagen R, Bode-Böger SM, Bavendiek U, Weissenborn K
- Issue date: 2019 Feb 9
- Differential characteristics, stroke recurrence, and predictors of covert atrial fibrillation of embolic strokes of undetermined source.
- Authors: Hawkes MA, Farez MF, Pertierra L, Gomez-Schneider MM, Pastor-Rueda JM, Ameriso SF
- Issue date: 2018 Feb