Pilot randomized trial of outpatient cardiac monitoring after cryptogenic stroke
In the first reported randomized trial of cardiac monitoring after cryptogenic stroke, the rate of AF detection was lower than expected, incidental arrhythmias were frequent, and compliance with monitoring was suboptimal. Our findings highlight the challenges of prospectively identifying stroke patients at risk for harboring paroxysmal AF and ensuring adequate compliance with cardiac monitoring. Clinical Trial Registration- URL: http://clinicaltrials.gov. Unique Identifier: NCT00715533.