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AF detection in stroke/TIA -72hr v 24hr Holter ECG monitoring

Groud and colleagues undertook 72-hr Holter ECG in 1135 patients with Stroke/TIA (Stroke 2013; 44: 3357-3364). AF was detected in 49 patients (4.3%) at 72 hrs versus 29 (2.6%) at 24hrs. Hence 20 more patients were detected by extending monitoring to 72 hrs and the next question is, if 72 hrs is adopted more widely, what happens if we do 7 day recording?

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