Finding Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Unexplained Stroke Using Longterm Cardiac Monitoring (SURPRISE)
The SURPRISE study investigates atrial fibrillation(AFIB) in patients with a previous unexplained stroke. It uses long term monitoring of the heart of up to three years, searching for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation(PAF) otherwise undetected in this population.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Stroke Prior to Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation Using Longterm Observation With Implantable Cardiac Monitoring Apparatus Reveal(SURPRISE) -the SURPRISE Study|
|Study Start Date:||April 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2013|
The SURPRISE study investigates the patients with cryptogenic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), monitoring them with a cardiac loop recorder for up to three years.
it aims at estimating the amount of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation within our population of cryptogenic stroke patients.
Standard workup for a stroke patient does offer cardiac evaluation, but monitoring is limited to the time admitted, often just a few days.
|Bispebjerg Hospital, University Hospital of Copenhagen, dept of Neurology|
|Copenhagen, Denmark, DK-2400|
|Principal Investigator:||Hanne Christensen, MD, PhD, DMSci||University of Copenhagen|