Examining Serious Cardiac Arrhythmias After Stroke

A German study team has found that significant cardiac arrhythmias following an acute cerebrovascular event appear most likely to occur during the first 24 hours of care, but this risk decreases over the next 3 days. Among acute neurovascular patients admitted to a monitored stroke unit, arrhythmias were independently associated with older age and more severe neurologic deficits.

Abstract: Stroke, November 2012.

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