What are the AHA/ASA guidelines on stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)?

Updated: Jan 10, 2016
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In addition to the AHA/ASA, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) provide guidelines for the secondary prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). [7, 9, 10] .

Both AHA/ASA and AAN guidelines recommend monitoring for AF in patients who have had an acute ischemic stroke or TIA. The AHA/ASA recommend 30 days of cardiac rhythm monitoring within 6 months of the event, while the AAN recommends outpatient cardiac rhythm monitoring for 1 week or longer. [7, 9]


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