Advances in Neurocardiology: Focus on Atrial Fibrillation

Luciano A. Sposato, MD, MBA; Mahmut Edip Gurol, MD, MSc


Stroke. 2021;52(11):3696-3699. 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


Neurocardiology is an emerging area fostering the collaboration between neurologists, stroke physicians, and cardiologists in clinical and research aspects of the brain and heart relationship. In this article, we have highlighted the results of recent studies and randomized controlled trials of prolonged cardiac monitoring (PCM) and left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), topics with a potential strong impact on clinical practice and future research.